Cantwell Meets with Supreme Court Nominee Judge Merrick Garland

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.) today released the following statement after meeting with U.S. Supreme Court Nominee Judge Merrick Garland:

“It has been clear from the start that Judge Merrick Garland is an exceedingly qualified nominee with a strong bipartisan record. After having the opportunity to meet and talk with him about his background and judicial perspectives, I have more confidence than ever that he is highly qualified to serve on the Supreme Court. Senate Republicans must do their jobs by holding a hearing and vote of the full Senate on Judge Garland’s nomination. Advice and consent isn’t an option, it’s an obligation”