- Associated Press - Saturday, February 20, 2016

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) - Maine Gov. Paul LePage says President Barack Obama should nominate a successor to the recently deceased Justice Antonin Scalia on the U.S. Supreme Court.

The Sun Journal (https://bit.ly/24fCsbo ) reports that LePage followed former Maine governor and U.S. Sen. Angus King’s lead in supporting Obama as the person who should nominate replacement for Scalia as outlined by the U.S. Constitution.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has called on Obama to let the next president make the nomination.

But LePage says he would follow the Constitution, which King said makes the process “perfectly clear.”

LePage declined to discuss the politics the judicial appointment. He said he’s more concerned about running the state.

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Information from: Sun-Journal, https://www.sunjournal.com

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