On Wednesday, the president also met with influential Judiciary Committee Republican Sens. Kyl (Ariz.) and Orrin Hatch (Utah) to discuss the nomination process, among other topics. Hatch later urged the president to pick a consensus candidate.
It shouldnt be someone who substitutes their own personal views for the law of the land, and who refuses to follow the Constitution of the United States. A judicial activist would be a poor and unnecessarily divisive choice at any time, Hatch said in a statement.
Following the speeches from elected officials, the crowd stands at long tables as they dig into BBQ, brunswick stew, cadillac rice at the Law Enforcement Cookout at Wayne Dasher's pond house in Glennville, Ga., on Thursday, April 17, 2014.