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Wisconsin senator Baldin displeased with republicans

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Democrat was in La Crosse
talking Supreme Court nomination

They’re not budging.

After a meeting Tuesday with President Barack Obama, top senate republicans insist there will be no new Supreme Court justice until a new president takes office.

During a recent stop in La Crosse, Tammy Baldwin, Wisconsin’s democratic senator thinks the public will force the senate to take action, if too many court rulings end up in a tie, because of the current vacancy

“That will be very disruptive,” Baldwin said.

Iowa Senator Chuck Grassley, who chairs the judiciary committee, suggests that approving a nominee before the election would be ‘denying the American people’ a voice in the process.

Baldwin calls that position irresponsible, and says that stand shows disrespect for the president:

“We also see a deep disrespect,” Baldwin said, “of our nation’s constitution from some parties who often days are the first to say they’re strict constitutionalists, and in this instance, they’re suggesting they not do their jobs.

During a recent stop in La Crosse, Baldwin predicted that the public would demand action if a court vacancy leads to several tie votes by the Supreme Court.

A native of Prairie du Chien, Brad graduated from UW - La Crosse and has worked in radio news for more than 30 years, mostly in the La Crosse area. He regularly covers local courts and city and county government. Brad produces the features "Yesterday in La Crosse" and "What's Buried on Brad's Desk." He also writes the website "Triviazoids," which finds odd connections between events that happen on a certain date, and he writes and performs with the local comedy group Heart of La Crosse. Brad been featured on several national TV programs because of his memory skills.

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