WASHINGTON, DC -- Today, President Obama nominated Merrick B. Garland to fill the vacancy on the United States Supreme Court. Garland currently serves as the Chief Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia.
CWA President Chris Shelton released the following statement:
President Obama has done his job by putting forward an undeniably qualified, highly-regarded nominee. Now it’s time for senators to fulfill their own constitutional responsibilities and give Judge Garland a full hearing and a timely up-or-down vote.
The American people expect their elected representatives to do their job and stop playing politics. Our country needs a fully constituted Supreme Court, Judge Garland deserves a fair hearing and the American people are entitled to a government that works, not one hobbled by obstructionism.