(NBCNEWS) — ST. GEORGE, Utah — Republican presidential candidate and Ohio Gov. John Kasich walked back from comments he made during an interview on "Meet The Press," saying that that if he becomes president, he would not consider Merrick Garland, President Obama's Supreme Court nominee, as a potential replacement for the late Justice Antonin Scalia.
In a pre-taped interview on Saturday, NBC's Chuck Todd asked Kasich about whether the Senate should hold hearings on Obama's pick.
Kasich noted that while he doesn't think Obama should have named a replacement in the first place, he stated that members of the Senate should show Garland "respect" by granting him a meeting, and that he could possibly consider putting him under consideration as his own nominee.
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