On Saturday, Hillary Clinton made a number of stops in Las Vegas where she met with voters and local business owners. Then, she held a rally in Henderson, where she spoke with union members at the Painter’s Hall. She vowed to protect unions from Republicans, and she promised to bring more jobs to Nevada. She urged them to get out and vote for her during the state’s caucuses, which will be held on February 20th. Clinton urged her supporters to spread the word in the state saying, “I want you to explain that we’re going to have new jobs in infrastructure and manufacturing and clean, renewable energy. We’re going to put people to work across America again, and we’re going to see incomes going up just like we did in the 90s.” A video of Clinton’s speech is below.
Saturday evening, Clinton and Democratic rival Bernie Sanders spoke at the Colorado Democratic Party’s annual dinner in Denver. Clinton spoke about her presidential platform, but took time to criticize Senate Republicans for vowing to block any Supreme Court nominee presented by President Barack Obama. Following the death of Justice Antonin Scalia on Saturday, Republicans have vowed to block any nominees until the next president takes office. The longest Supreme Court nomination process lasted 100 days and there are 340 days until January 21, 2017. Clinton said that such action would violate the Constitutional duty of the Senate. Clinton said, “I know that our thoughts and prayers are with the Scalia family tonight and I am also thinking and praying for the future of our country. It is outrageous that Republicans in the Senate and on the campaign trail have already pledged to block any replacement that President Obama nominates.” A video of her speech is below.
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