Congressman Hakeem Jeffries

Representing the 8th District of New York

Rep. Jeffries statement on the nomination of Merrick Garland to the Supreme Court

Mar 16, 2016
Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC -- Today Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (NY-08), a key member of the House Judiciary Committee, released the following statement on the nomination of Merrick Garland to the Supreme Court:

“Merrick Garland is a highly-qualified nominee with an impeccable professional background and judicial temperament. His life’s journey is a classic embodiment of the American dream. Unfortunately, the Senate Majority Leader has promised obstruction. The failure to act on Judge Garland’s nomination would be a stunning abdication of responsibility by Senate Republicans.

President Obama has done his job. It is now time for Senate Republicans to conduct a hearing, hold an up-or-down vote and meet its obligations under the Constitution. Anything less would be a reckless act of legislative malpractice.”

 


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