White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough said President Obama will stick with his nomination of Merrick Garland to the Supreme Court nomination, regardless of November's election results.
"The president will stand by his nominee," McDonough said Sunday on CBS' "Face the Nation. "This is an unbelievably qualified, extraordinarily decent man. He comes to this nomination with more federal court experience than any nominee before him."
If Hillary Clinton wins the presidency in November, some Democrats say she should nominate a more liberal nominee. Some even raised the idea that Obama could offer a new nominee after the election to prevent the GOP from trying to confirm Garland in the lame duck to stave off a more liberal Clinton pick. McDonough dismissed that idea.
On Sunday, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell rejected the idea of a lame duck vote on Garland