- "I think Sandra Day O'Connor made very practical point. Let's fill the vacancy so the court can fully function and get on with it," King said
- "I'm not saying a Republican senator has to vote for whoever Obama nominates. I would never say that," King said
Washington (CNN)Maine Sen. Angus King said Thursday that the vacancy left by Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia's death needs to be filled so that the Supreme Court can "fully function."