President Obama nominates Merrick Garland to Supreme CourtWednesday, Mar 16, 2016 11:00 AM EDT
President Obama nominates Merrick Garland to Supreme Court
President Obama on Wednesday nominated Merrick Garland, chief judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, to the Supreme Court. This nomination is expected to kick off a heated battle on Capitol Hill, as GOP lawmakers have already made clear they will not consider the president’s selection.
Mitch McConnell cites non-existent clause in the “Biden Rule"Wednesday, Mar 16, 2016 12:12 PM EDT
Mitch McConnell cites non-existent clause in the “Biden Rule” as reason there will be no Senate hearing for Supreme Court nominee Merrick Garland
“The senate will continue to observe the ‘Biden Rule’ so the American people have a voice in this momentous decision,” Mitch McConnell said, without acknowledging that the “Biden Rule” has little to do with outgoing presidents nominating people to the Supreme Court.