The Senate Judiciary Committee's Republican members have closed ranks against holding hearings or a vote on any nominee President Barack Obama puts forward for Justice Antonin Scalia's seat until after the November election. Emerging from a committee meeting on Tuesday, GOP members told reporters the "consensus view" was to take no action at all on Obama's upcoming pick. They formalized their position in a letter to Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Kentucky, signed by every Republican on the committee.
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