Statement by AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka on the Future of the Supreme Court

(Washington, DC) - "The stated intent of Senate Republican leaders to refuse consideration of a Supreme Court nominee is an appalling breach of their constitutional responsibilities.

"The Supreme Court is not a game and the Constitution is not a toy.

"At this time Republican leaders in and out of the Senate must act as U.S. leaders, regardless of party affiliation. The American people do not want them to politicize such a vital responsibility. They want them to carry out their constitutional duty to their country."

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