Sherrod Brown calls for Supreme Court candidate to be considered

Staff report

Sunday in Cleveland, U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) called on his Senate colleagues to do their jobs and consider Chief Judge Merrick Garland, President Obama’s nominee to the U.S. Supreme Court.

“Hardworking men and women across Ohio go to work every day and do their jobs. They expect their Senators to do the same – and that means giving fair consideration to President Obama’s Supreme Court nominee, Chief Judge Merrick Garland,” said Brown. “The people elected Barack Obama President twice – and just like every other president in our history, the people elected him to a full four year term, not three. They also elected 100 senators and sent us to Washington to do our jobs. It’s time for us to get to work.”

During a news conference in Cleveland, Brown outlined the qualifications of Garland – chief judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia – and urged his colleagues to hold a hearing and a vote on his nomination. Chief Judge Garland’s nomination to the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit was overwhelmingly approved with bipartisan support in 1997.

Brown was joined by James Hardiman, First Vice President of the Cleveland NAACP, and B. Jessie Hill, Associate Dean at Case Western Reserve University School of Law.

Staff report