Clinton supports Obama making court nomination

DENVER - Hillary Clinton is offering vigorous support for President Barack Obama's plans to fill the Supreme Court seat left vacant by the death of Justice Antonin Scalia.

Speaking at a Democratic dinner in Denver, Clinton says it's outrageous that Republicans in the Senate and running for president have already pledged to block any nominee by Obama.

Clinton says elections have consequences and that the president has a responsibility to nominate a justice and the Senate has a responsibility to vote.

The Republican leader of the Senate, Mitch McConnell, says the American people should have a voice in the selection of the next justice and the current vacancy should not be filled until there is a new president.

Most of the Republicans at a candidate debate Saturday night in South Carolina also say Obama should let the next president make the choice.