After reportedly being vetted by the Obama administration, Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval has withdrawn himself from consideration for the open seat on the Supreme Court.
The Washington Post reported earlier in the week that Nevada Senator Harry Reid reached out to the Republican former district judge on behalf of the administration. Sandoval is pro-choice and believes gay marriage is a settled issue, but would have turned off liberal senators with his support of gun rights and opposition to labor unions.
“Earlier today, I notified the White House that I do not wish to be considered at this time for possible nomination to the Supreme Court of the United States,” Sandoval said in a statement Thursday. “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 incredible grateful to have been mentioned,” he said.
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