GOP Gov. Sandoval withdraws name from Supreme Court consideration

by Rebecca Savransky  |  published on February 26, 2016

Republican Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval has removed himself from consideration as a Supreme Court justice nominee, according to Silver State journalist Jon Ralston.

Sandoval said earlier Thursday that he was contacted by the White House but does not “wish to be considered this time” for the nomination.

“I have also spoken to Senators Reid, Heller and McConnell and expressed the same desire to them. The notion of being considered for a seat on the highest court in the land is beyond humbling and I am incredibly grateful to have been mentioned,” the statement said.

It leaked Wednesday that President Obama was vetting the Republican governor as a possible nominee.

White House press secretary Josh Earnest refused to say Thursday whether Sandoval was being seriously considered to fill the vacancy.

  • Messenger

    Good for you Mr. Sandoval…look what happened to those who go against the established globalist elite in that Texas’ ranch.

  • Gnowark

    Do you see now that obamao wants to seem “non-partisan” before he tries to ram an ultra-liberal socialist onto SCOTUS?

  • James Harris

    Everything OBO does comes with strings Sandoval knows that- smart man

  • supergun

    He is refusing to be a pawn in husseins quest to trample the Constitution.

    • Charles

      I appreciate that in Sandoval !!!!

      • supergun

        Would you say, he could see through the bulls**?

        • Charles

          ABSOLUTELY !!!!

  • Retired Marine

    He was smart, didn’t want to do the bidding of the imposter in the white house.

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