Senate Debate: Supreme Court

Democrat Rep. Paul Hodes answers the question: A critical role of a senator is to vote on federal judicial nominations. As a self-described social progressive, how will you apply those values in considering judicial nominations, including those to the Supreme Court?

Republican Kelly Ayotte answers the question: Does the president get a blank check on Supreme Court nominations as long as the nominee is qualified, or is it the responsibility of a senator to apply your personal philosophy and the wishes of your constituents to such decisions?

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