Here’s a sample of the initial reaction to Merrick Garland’s nomination to replace Justice Scalia on the Supreme Court:
"If Merrick Garland can't get bipartisan support no one can" – Schumer statement
— Rob Tricchinelli (@RobTricchinelli) March 16, 2016
Merrick Garland was on short list for SCOTUS twice before. Highly-regarded judge and prosecutor, who's won bipartisan plaudits.
— David Axelrod (@davidaxelrod) March 16, 2016
I also find it hilarious that Republicans basically tried to use Merrick Garland to shame President Obama and he flipped that shit lmao
— Khal Draghoe (@brownandbella) March 16, 2016
No question that Chief Judge Merrick Garland is qualified as a jurist.
— Melissa Harris-Perry (@MHarrisPerry) March 16, 2016
Obama cites John Roberts' past comment that if Merrick Garland reaches a legal conclusion, it's at least difficult to disagree with him.
— Ari Melber MSNBC (@AriMelber) March 16, 2016
The Republican plan to let Clinton choose the next Supreme Court Justice with a Democratic Senate is going better than they ever hoped
— Nate Cohn (@Nate_Cohn) March 16, 2016
Note to all pundits who blame both sides for DC gridlock & divisiveness: Merrick Garland.
— David Corn (@DavidCornDC) March 16, 2016
Merrick Garland is an inspired pick, since he was confirmed to the 9th Circuit Court of Narnia with bipartisan support.
— Greg Harries (@plusgreg) March 16, 2016
If GOP confirms Garland, one more SCOTUS seat for Obama before a potential GOP pres. If not, obstruction benefits Dems in the elections.
— Jill Filipovic (@JillFilipovic) March 16, 2016
Merrick Garland is a Harvard man through and through: undergrad, Law School, Quincy House, The Crimson, president of the Board of Overseers…
— Nathaniel Rakich (@baseballot) March 16, 2016
Merrick Garland is very reputable and would do a great job.
— Bryan (@Bryan4King) March 16, 2016