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News Thursday, Apr 14 2016

Obstructionist Portman Impressed With Court Man (But Still Won't Do His Job)

Apr 14, 2016

Ohio Senator Rob Portman is the latest Senate obstructionist to go through the motions of meeting with Supreme Court nominee Merrick Garland and pretend that’s the extent of his constitutional obligations.

Portman was reportedly impressed with Garland, afterwards commenting that they “had a very good meeting” and that he found Garland to be “an impressive guy.”

Now all Portman needs to do is… his job. Ohio editorial boards have for weeks been calling on Portman and his obstructionist colleagues to give Garland fair consideration, but Portman continues to ignore their and Senator Susan Collins’ call for hearings on Garland and a vote.

Columbus Dispatch: Editorial: GOP blunders on nomination

Cleveland Plain Dealer: Editorial: Sen. Rob Portman should go his own way on Merrick Garland Supreme Court nomination: editorial

Toledo Blade: Editorial: Give judge a hearing, vote

Cincinnati Enquirer: Editorial: Reject Supreme Court gridlock, senators

Star Beacon: Editorial: Garland should get a hearing

Published: Apr 14, 2016

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