It’s been 21 days since President Obama nominated Merrick Garland — and Senate Republicans still refuse to hold a fair confirmation hearing.
Enough is enough: It’s time for Senate Republicans to give Chief Judge Merrick Garland a confirmation hearing and a vote.
Give Senator Portman a call at (202) 224-3353 and let him know “Chief Judge Garland deserves a vote!”.
Use these talking points to help you:
- President Obama fulfilled his constitutional responsibility by nominating Merrick Garland to the Supreme Court. Now, senators have a constitutional obligation to hold hearings and a vote to confirm him.
- Republicans’ current obstruction is unprecedented and goes against the wishes of their constituents — two-thirds of Americans want the Senate to hold confirmation hearings.
- By refusing to act, Senate Republicans are placing the integrity of our justice system at risk by forcing the Supreme Court to operate with only eight justices.