Chief Judge Merrick Garland has served our country for decades – as a federal prosecutor, a senior official at the Department of Justice, and a judge on the DC Circuit Court of Appeals.
He’s won praise from Democratic and Republican Senators, liberals and conservatives. Even the Bush-appointed Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court, John Roberts, has said: “Any time Judge Garland disagrees, you know you’re in a difficult area.”
President Obama has done his job – sending a Supreme Court nominee to the United States Senate. Now it’s time for the Senate to do its job.
I look forward to meeting with Chief Judge Garland, reviewing his record closely, coming to a decision on his nomination, and then voting.
After hearing from people like you all across the country, I hope that all Senators will show that they respect the President, the Constitution, and Chief Judge Garland enough to do the same.