Obama says he's sticking with Garland for SCOTUS pick through the end of his term


Allie Malloy | CNN

Barack Obama is committing to his Supreme Court nominee through the end of his term, saying he will stick with Merrick Garland as his pick no matter who is elected president.

In an interview with "Fox News Sunday," Obama was asked by host Chris Wallace if he would consider pulling Garland's nomination if Hillary Clinton is elected president.

"Absolutely not," Obama definitively told Wallace in the clip.

"What I think we can't have is a situation in which the Republican Senate simply says because it's a Democratic president we are not going to do our job, have hearings and have a vote," Obama said in the interview, airing in full Sunday.

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