CBS, NBC: Obama ‘Plans to Follow the Constitution’ Against GOP ‘Roadblock’ on SCOTUS Vacancy

Curtis Houck | February 16, 2016
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The “big three” networks ABC, CBS, and NBC all made sure to weigh in Tuesday night on President Barack Obama’s comments hours earlier about his desire to fill the Supreme Court vacancy left by the late Justice Antonin Scalia and spun them as Obama “plan[ning] to follow the Constitution” against “the Republican roadblock” in the Senate. 

On the CBS Evening News, anchor Scott Pelley featured an extended brief on the matter with a soundbite from the President but not before Pelley footnoted the funeral arrangements for Scalia this weekend and how “Senate Republicans want to delay replacing Scalia for nearly a year so the next president can make the choice, but today, Mr. Obama said he plans to follow the Constitution.”

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