Senate still battling SCOTUS vacancy

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Senate republicans still say no, but a new NBC poll finds a slim majority of the public wants President Obama’s pick for the US Supreme Court vacancy to get a hearing and a vote.

Americans are saying the process should not stay on hold until the next presidency.

In today’s NBC News Journal, 55 percent disapprove of the senate not considering President Obama’s Supreme Court nominee but 48 percent say vote this year.

But, in the senate judiciary committee today, Chairman Republican Chuck Grassley said the constitution does not spell out how soon a vote must be taken.

President Obama is said to be considering four candidates including; Appeals Court Judges Merrick Garland, Sri Srinivasan, and Paul Watford and Ketanji Brown of DC District court.

The consideration will not sway republicans, according to a high court expert. 

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