THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary (Charlotte, North Carolina) ______________________________________________________________ For Immediate Release April 5, 1994
REMARKS BY THE PRESIDENT TO THE POOL
Outside WCNC-TV Studios Charlotte, North Carolina
9:45 P.M. EDT
Q Mr. President, have you heard about Justice Blackmun's resignation tomorrow?
THE PRESIDENT: I can't comment on it. Let's let him speak for himself.
Q Have you spoken to him in the last two days?
THE PRESIDENT: I have not.
Q Have you got a short list, Mr. President?
THE PRESIDENT: Let Justice Blackmun speak for himself. I have not spoken to him. We have to let him speak for himself.
Q Has he written to you? Has he notified you?
THE PRESIDENT: No. I have not talked to him. I have not talked to him or, to the best of my knowledge, we have received no letter from him. Let's let him speak for himself -- some communication with him tomorrow.
Q But given the recent shakeup at the White House, is the White House in a position to select a new justice?
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