Shaheen, Hassan must not obstruct Supreme Court Nomination


September 26, 2020

Joe Sweeney

Calls for U.S. Senate to Swiftly Fill the Supreme Court Vacancy

Concord, NH – New Hampshire Republican State Committee Chairman Stephen Stepanek released the following statement today after President Trump nominated Judge Amy Coney Barrett to serve as our next Supreme Court Associate Justice:

“President Donald J. Trump has made an excellent choice in nominating Judge Amy Coney Barrett to fill the Supreme Court Vacancy. Her qualifications are beyond question and her commitment to our Constitution is clear. Now, Senators Jeanne Shaheen & Maggie Hassan along with the entire U.S. Senate must uphold their constitutional duty, as specified in Article 2, Section 2 of the U.S. Constitution, to take up and vote on her nomination to the United States Supreme Court. As Senator Shaheen previously stated, ‘Without question, the American people expect us to do our jobs.’”




“Today, the President fulfilled his constitutional responsibility. Now it’s the Senate’s turn. Every Senator swore an oath to support and defend the Constitution and that oath applies to election years and nonelection years alike. Without question, the American people expect us to do our jobs. The Senate has a longstanding bipartisan tradition of giving fair consideration to Supreme Court nominees and I will continue to honor that tradition. I look forward to meeting Judge Garland in the near future, and reviewing his qualifications.” - Senator Shaheen, March of 2016