Washington, D.C. — U.S. Senator Joe Donnelly today released the following statement after President Obama nominated Judge Merrick Garland to replace Justice Antonin Scalia who passed away in February.
Donnelly said, “I will carefully review and consider the qualifications of Judge Garland. As I have said, we were elected as Senators to do a job for our nation, and that job includes considering, debating, and voting on nominees to the Supreme Court. We should do the job we were elected to do.”
Recently, Donnelly spoke on the floor of the Senate and emphasized that as Senators, considering Supreme Court nominees is part of the job.