Colorado Senators Split Over New Supreme Court Nominee

Colorado's Republican Sen. Corey Gardner has signaled that he'll use his vote to keep President Obama from successfully adding a new U.S. Supreme Court justice, after the death of Justice Antonin Scalia.


"I join Leader McConnell and several of my colleagues in allowing for the American people to play a role in the selection process when they cast their ballots in November," Gardner said in a statement to the Denver Post. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has said that the Supreme Court vacancy should not be filled until a new president has been elected.

Gardner did say that Congress may confirm an Obama nominee, one "who can win over the majority in the Senate."