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Inhofe and Lankford Say Senate Should Vote on Trump's SCOTUS Nominee

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Oklahoma U.S. Senators Jim Inhofe and James Lankford have issued statements saying there should be a vote on President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee.

The senators issued separate statements saying because Republicans control the White House and the Senate, it’s different than it was four years ago, when the Republican-controlled Senate refused to hold a hearing for 293 days on President Barack Obama’s nominee for the Court, Merrick Garland.

Inhofe and Lankford issued a joint statement then saying a long-standing election-year precedent should continue and Americans should "have a voice on the future direction of the Court."

Trump is expected to announce a nominee this week to replace Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Ginsburg died Friday.

Matt Trotter joined KWGS as a reporter in 2013. Before coming to Public Radio Tulsa, he was the investigative producer at KJRH. His freelance work has appeared in the Los Angeles Times and on MSNBC and CNN.
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