Toomey: ‘No’ to Merrick Garland

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Toomey Releases Statement on Nomination of Merrick Garland to Supreme Court

Washington D.C. – Sen. Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) released the following statement regarding the nomination of Merrick Garland by President Obama to become an associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court.

"With the U.S. Supreme Court’s balance at stake, and with the presidential election fewer than eight months away, it is wise to give the American people a more direct voice in the selection and confirmation of the next justice. Should Merrick Garland be nominated again by the next president, I would be happy to carefully consider his nomination, as I have done with dozens of judges submitted by President Obama."

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