Brian Sandoval, moderate Republican and current governor of Nevada, has taken himself out of consideration for the current vacancy on the U.S. Supreme Court.
“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. “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.”
It really became news that Sandoval was being floated as a possible replacement for recently deceased Antonin Scalia.