KENNEDY STATEMENT ON NOMINATION OF MERRICK GARLAND TO SUPREME COURT
Washington, DC – Congressman Joe Kennedy III released the following statement in response to the nomination of Chief Judge Merrick Garland to the Supreme Court of the United States.
“Few in our country have a greater appreciation of the law and its profound impact on Americans than Chief Judge Merrick Garland. Whether as professor, prosecutor or Chief Judge on the D.C. Circuit, he has demonstrated an unparalleled ability to interpret our laws and apply them in a way that defends the values that have always made our nation strong. I have no doubt he will continue to serve by the words of our Constitution and those engraved above the doors of the Supreme Court: ‘Equal Justice Under Law.’
“When the American people elected President Obama in 2008 and again in 2012, they entrusted him to carry out the duties of the presidency for eight years. The decision of Senate Republicans to ignore the President and the will of the American people is deeply disappointing. With a career of public service and a brilliant understanding of law, Chief Judge Merrick Garland is eminently qualified to serve on the highest court in the land and he has earned the right to a hearing and vote in the United States Senate.”