President Obama has made his choice for the Supreme Court, but Senate Republicans say he won't be considered.
FOX's Jon Decker has more:
A month after the death of Justice Antonin Scalia, the President nominated 63-year-old Merrick Garland, the Chief Judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit to take his place:
(President Obama) "Judge Garland has earned a track record of building consensus as a thoughtful, fair minded judge who follows the law."
Garland called the President's nomination the greatest honor and gift he's ever received and vowed not to bring his personal views to the Nations high court:
(Garland) "People must be confident that a judges decisions are determined by the law and only the law."
Garland received the support of 23 Republicans in his nomination for his current position on the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals, but Senate Republicans say they are firm in their refusal to grant Garland a confirmation hearing for his nomination to the Supreme Court.
Jon Decker, FOX News.
With more on President Obama's choice for Supreme Court, FOX's Jared Halpern has more on Capitol Hill:
Minutes after President Obama introduced Judge Merrick Garland, Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell said his chamber has already spoken:
(McConnell) "It's the Senate's constitutional right to act as a check on a President and withhold it's consent."
That means no hearings or votes. Some Republicans suggest they're unlikely to meet with him.
Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid says Garland's resume should change minds:
(Reid) "That means an outstanding education, critical judicial experience and expert understanding of the law."
Democrats argue Garland won bipartisan support when he was confirmed to his current seat on the D.C. bench
On Capitol Hill, Jared Halpern, FOX News.
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