Obama's SCOTUS Decision Continues the Debate

Mar 18, 2016

President Obama nominated Judge Merrick Garland to the Supreme Court, a choice deemed appropriate by Republicans like Senator Orrin Hatch from Utah. Tim Hagle, associate professor of political science at the University of Iowa,  says that doesn't mean the Senate will hold a hearing.

"We've had a variety of ways that the Senate has approached that duty over the years. [...] Given the stakes this time, Republicans seem, at least for now, to be willing to say, 'We're just not going to move forward on this.'"

On this Politics Day, host Emily Woodbury talks with Hagle and Dave Andersen, assistant professor of political science at Iowa State University, about the nomination and Tuesday's primaries.