HILLARY CLINTON REACTS TO SCALIA’S PASSING . . .

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Clinton: ‘Dishonor’ to Constitution to leave seat vacant

Hillary Clinton, campaigning in Nevada ahead of the Feb. 20 caucuses, issued a statement offering thoughts and prayers for Antonin Scalia’s family.

“I did not hold Justice Scalia’s views, but he was a dedicated public servant who brought energy and passion to the bench,” she said.

But she made clear she disagrees with Senate Republicans who want to leave the seat vacant until the next president is inaugurated.

“The Republicans in the Senate and on the campaign trail who are calling for Justice Scalia’s seat to remain vacant dishonor our Constitution,” she said. “The Senate has a constitutional responsibility here that it cannot abdicate for partisan political reasons.”