COCHRAN STATEMENT ON FILLING SUPREME COURT VACANCY

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Senator Thad Cochran (R-Miss.), chairman of the Senate Committee on Appropriations, today released the following statement regarding the process by which the Senate may consider filling the seat held by the late Antonin Scalia on the U.S. Supreme Court:

“There is significant precedent for holding a Supreme Court vacancy open through the end of a president’s term in an election year. This is a good policy that has served the nation well and should continue to guide us. I think it is appropriate that the next president be accountable for this nomination.”

2/16/16