Obama says hopes cooler heads will prevail in Supreme Court battle

Reuters News
Posted: Mar 10, 2016 11:45 AM

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama said on Thursday he hopes "cooler heads" will prevail in the political battle over his upcoming choice for Supreme Court nominee.

"My hope is that cooler heads will prevail and people will reflect on what's at stake here once a nomination is made," Obama said at a news conference with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.

Senate Republican leaders have said they will not confirm Obama's eventual nominee to replace conservative Justice Antonin Scalia, who died last month.

(Reporting by Eric Beech)