Hugh Hewitt is a man of principle. He wouldn’t want the U.S. Senate to confirm an Obama appointee to replace Antonin Scalia even if that appointee was Hugh Hewitt himself.
While speaking to Don Lemon and all 13 of his viewers last night on CNN, Hewitt said that he wants the Supreme Court appointment to be an election year issue. As a result, he doesn’t care if the President nominates the most conservative jurist in the land, the U.S. Senate should wait for confirmation.
“[President Obama] has the right to nominate whomever he wants,” Hewitt said. “But I’ll tell you what: he could nominate me, Don, and I would say ‘No hearings,’ ‘No vote.'”
Check out the video below. The relevant portion begins around 3:30.