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Clinton Says She May Not Choose Garland for Supreme Court

  • Democrat would ‘look broadly’ for diverse nominees, she says
  • She won’t preclude lame-duck confirmation, deferring to Obama
U.S. Supreme Court nominee Judge Merrick Garland waits for a meeting with Senator Brian Schatz on Capitol Hill on May 10, 2016, in Washington.

U.S. Supreme Court nominee Judge Merrick Garland waits for a meeting with Senator Brian Schatz on Capitol Hill on May 10, 2016, in Washington.

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Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton said she wouldn’t be bound by President Barack Obama’s nomination of Merrick Garland to the Supreme Court, hinting that she would consider a bolder choice if she takes office in January with the seat still unfilled.

Clinton would "look broadly and widely for people who represent the diversity of our country" if she has the opportunity to make "any" Supreme Court nominations, she said in a radio interview that aired Thursday on the Tom Joyner Morning Show.