Rep. Mark Takano: A Responsible Senate Would Confirm Garland

Washington DC – Rep. Mark Takano (D-CA) released the following statement after President Obama nominated Merrick Garland to the Supreme Court.

“Merrick Garland is an eminently qualified individual who has earned bipartisan praise and the respect of the legal community throughout his distinguished career. As chief judge of the DC Circuit Court of Appeals, where he has served for 19 years, he has demonstrated the integrity, empathy, and reasoned approach to the law that is required of a Supreme Court justice.

“There is no doubt that Garland has the temperament and credentials to serve honorably on our nation’s highest court. The only question is whether Senate Republicans will allow him to do so.

“A responsible Senate, committed to fulfilling its constitutional responsibility, would vote to confirm Merrick Garland to the Supreme Court. I sincerely hope that is what they do.”