President Obama says it is important for him to nominate a Supreme Court nominee quickly and adds he does not feel constrained by his pool of candidates. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
ROUGH CUT (no reporter narration) STORY: President Barack Obama said on Thursday he hopes "cooler heads" will prevail in the political battle over his upcoming choice for Supreme Court nominee. "My hope is that cooler heads will prevail and people will reflect on what's at stake here once a nomination is made," Obama said at a news conference with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. Senate Republican leaders have said they will not confirm Obama's eventual nominee to replace conservative Justice Antonin Scalia, who died last month.