Pelosi Statement on President Obama’s Nomination of Judge Merrick Garland for Supreme Court Justice

March 16, 2016
Press Release
Washington, D.C. – Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi released the following statement after President Obama announced he is nominating D.C. Circuit Court Chief Judge Merrick Garland to serve as the next Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court:

“In nominating Judge Merrick Garland, President Obama has chosen a respected jurist who embodies wisdom, judgement, and dedication to justice for all Americans.  Judge Garland has dedicated his life to upholding the Constitution.

“As the Chief Judge for the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals, Judge Garland has the experience and the legal acumen to serve on the highest court in the land.  He has a powerful command of the law and a deep respect for its impact on the lives of hard-working Americans.

“The American people expect Judge Merrick Garland to be given a fair hearing and a timely vote.”