Newt Gingrich said on the February 14th edition Fox News' Fox and Friends Sunday:
No, no, no. He has every right to recommend. He doesn't have every right to choose. This goes back to the Constitution. The Senate is not obligated to approve who he recommends. I mean, he has a simple model. If he really wants to get somebody approved, sit down with Mitch McConnell and with conservative senators like Mike Lee, ask them who they would approve and nominate somebody who is in the Scalia tradition.