U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley speaking at the Iowa Republican Party's 2015 Lincoln Dinner. Photo credit: Gage Skidmore (CC-By-SA 2.0)
U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley speaking at the Iowa Republican Party’s 2015 Lincoln Dinner.
Photo credit: Gage Skidmore (CC-By-SA 2.0)

(Washington, DC) Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-IA), along with Ranking Member Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY), met with President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence to discuss vacancy left on the Supreme after the death of Justice Antonin Scalia almost one year ago.

Grassley and Republicans on the Senate Judiciary Committee committed to not hold hearings on any prospective nominee until President Obama left office.

Grassley discussed the meeting.

“Throughout the past year, I said that no matter who won the election, we would move the process forward with the new President’s nominee.  And that’s what we’ll do.  The consultation today with President Trump, Vice President Pence, Leader McConnell, Senator Schumer and Ranking Member Feinstein was necessary and a step in the right direction.  We had a productive and frank discussion.  For my part, I told the President that he made a very good start with his list of 21 widely respected and mainstream judges,” Grassley said.

“The most important criteria is to pick someone who will adhere to the law and the Constitution.  They must be committed to following the law, not making the law.  I’m looking forward to learning who President Trump selects and the confirmation process ahead,” Grassley added.

Trump indicated that he would put forward a nominee next week.

Watch Grassley’s remarks below:

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