Biden stretches for GOP support for Supreme Court nominee


February 2, 2022

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden stretched out for Republican support for his Supreme Court nominee Tuesday, inviting the GOP's top Judiciary Committee senator to the White House along with the panel's Democratic chairman and phoning Republican leader Mitch McConnell for a one-on-one discussion.

Biden and fellow Democrats are working for significant Republican backing for the still-to-be-named nominee to replace retiring Justice Stephen Breyer — a steep challenge in a Senate that has been sharply and bitterly divided over the past three confirmations.

At the White House, former lon...

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