WASHINGTON, D.C. (WKBN) – Ohio Sen. Sherrod Brown met with Supreme Court nominee Merrick Garland in Washington D.C. on Thursday.
Brown is pushing Republicans to hold a hearing on Garland’s nomination, instead of delaying the process.
“Chief Judge Garland’s qualifications are without question. After meeting with him, there is no doubt in my mind he is a judge who understands the ways the court impacts everyday working Americans. Judge Garland has my full support,” said Brown. “Hardworking men and women across Ohio go to work every day and do their jobs. They expect their Senators to do the same – and that means giving fair consideration to President Obama’s Supreme Court nominee.”
Garland was nominated by President Barack Obama, but Senate Republicans have said a vote on the nominee should wait until a new president takes office.
Brown said he expects more of a response from Senate Republicans in the near future.
“I think the pressure on senators is growing,” Brown said.
Obama named Merrick Garland as his nominee after the death of Justice Antonin Scalia in February.