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At SF fundraiser, Obama criticizes GOP over high court nominee

Posted By Administration, Tuesday, April 12, 2016

President Obama, speaking at a San Francisco fundraiser Friday night, renewed his criticism of Republicans for refusing to consider confirmation ofSupreme Court nominee Merrick Garland, saying they were standing between Garland and the voters they claim to represent.

“We have a Republican Senate that has decided not only not to vote for him, but to not give the American people an opportunity to hear what he has to say through a hearing,” Obama told an audience of about 100 donors.

Garland, 63, a 19-year judicial veteran who is chief judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals in Washington, D.C., was nominated by Obama last month to succeed Justice Antonin Scalia, who died in February. His confirmation would give the court a majority of Democratic appointees for the first time in more than 40 years, but the Senate’s Republican leaders say they will not hold confirmation hearings and that the choice should be up to the voters who elect the next president.

Read the whole story at SF Gate 


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