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On Wednesday President Obama nominated Judge Merrick Garland, a highly qualified, dedicated public servant, for the Supreme Court.
And as expected, Republicans on the Judiciary Committee doubled down on their pledge to refuse to do their jobs and give the President's nominee a fair hearing.
Their pledge is based on nothing but partisan politics. Some of these same senators have praised Judge Garland in the past. Some even voted to put him in his current seat as a federal appeals court judge.
For example, in 2010, Senator Orrin Hatch described Judge Garland as a "consensus nominee," and that there was "no question" that he would win Senate confirmation with bipartisan support.
The American people deserve better than this kind of obstruction from our leaders. Our Supreme Court should never be subjected to the day-to-day partisan politics of Washington, and it's up to us to demand better.
Join the thousands of OFA supporters who are speaking up to call for a fair, timely hearing for Judge Merrick Garland.
This is the same kind of obstruction that's stood in the way of President Obama's legislative agenda his entire term in office. It's the same obstruction that shut down the government and threatened to default on our nation's credit. And it's the same obstruction that has repeatedly questioned the President's legitimacy.
If these Senate leaders are successful, they may permanently damage the Supreme Court nomination process.
In the first 24 hours since the President announced Judge Garland's nomination, over 100,000 people spoke up with OFA and called for a fair hearing. They spoke up because our Supreme Court is important -- they rule on the issues OFA supporters care about, rulings that could impact our country for generations.
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