President Barack Obama said Tuesday that he would nominate somebody "indisputably qualified" to replace the late Justice Antonin Scalia on the Supreme Court.
Speaking at a press conference in Rancho Mirage, California, Obama said "the Constitution is pretty clear about what is supposed to happen now."
"Historically, this has not been viewed as a question," Obama said. "There is no unwritten law that says it can only be done in off years. That's not in the Constitutional text. I'm amused when I hear people who claim to be strict interpreters of the Constitution suddenly reading into it a series of provisions that are not there."