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White House Tells TheBlaze an Obama SCOTUS Nomination Is Worth Having


“We’re talking about a lifetime appointment to the highest court in America."

Vice President Joe R. Biden, Senator Chuck Grassley (R-IA), US President Barack Obama and Senate Majority Leader Senator Mitch McConnell (R-KY) wait for a meeting about the Supreme Court vacancy in the Oval Office of the White House March 1, 2016 in Washington, DC. (BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

Three Democratic politicians and one Republican governor have said already that they aren’t interested in being nominated for a Supreme Court vacancy that has a shaky chance of confirmation, but White House press secretary Josh Earnest told TheBlaze it will be a nomination worth having.

TheBlaze asked, given the sometimes brutal confirmation process Supreme Court nominees have to go through, if it would be difficult to recruit a nominee if the chance of confirmation is less than 50 percent. Earnest answered, “It absolutely is.”

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