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OBAMA: 'Republicans are eroding one of the core institutions of American democracy'

Barack Obama says congressional Republicans are deliberately keeping the Supreme Court one justice short. In an op-ed for the Huffington Post, Obama wrote that Republicans are "failing the American people," by refusing to hold a vote for Merrick Garland, who Obama nominated to fill the late justice Antonin Scalia's seat after Scalia passed away in February. Republican leaders, including Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell, have maintained that the seat should remain empty until after the election in November.
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