April 7, 2016 2:30 PM EDT

President Obama will speak Thursday afternoon at the University of Chicago Law School, where he’s expected to continue his pressure campaign against Senate Republicans who have refused to give his nominee for the Supreme Court a hearing or a vote.

Obama wants the Senate to give Merrick Garland, the chief judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, a hearing and an up-or-down vote. Senate Republicans have remained mostly unified in insisting that the next President should fill the Supreme Court vacancy created by the death of Justice Antonin Scalia.

Obama is scheduled to speak at 3:30 p.m. E.T. Watch it live above.

 

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