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Obama, congressional leaders talk Supreme Court vacancy




The U.S. Supreme Court in Washington, D.C.
The U.S. Supreme Court in Washington, D.C.
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WASHINGTON (AP) - After an Oval Office sit-down on Tuesday did nothing to move Republican Senate leaders off their hard line against a Supreme Court nomination, Democrats pulled out another weapon in the heated election-year fight: Donald Trump.

In a White House meeting that lasted less than an hour, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., and Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, told President Barack Obama that any confirmation process during a presidential campaign would politicize the court.

They offered up no potential candidates that would win their backing and no route to filling the seat.

Guest:

Kathleen Hennessey, White House reporter with the Associated Press; she tweets from @khennessey