Here Are All the Times Republicans Praised Merrick Garland, Obama’s Supreme Court Nominee

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Here Are All the Times Republicans Praised Merrick Garland, Obama's Supreme Court Nominee

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Steadfast in their determination to block any Supreme Court nominee put forth by President Barack Obama, Senate Republicans are virtually certain to block the nomination of Judge Merrick Garland to the nation’s highest court.

But long before the Senate GOP moved to thwart Garland’s promotion, leading conservative Republicans championed his appointment to the court.

Read more: Who Is Merrick Garland? Everything You Need to Know About New Supreme Court Nominee

The background: Garland’s name has been floated for Supreme Court nomination twice before in recent years, following the retirements of Justices David Souter in 2009 and John Paul Stevens in 2010.

At the time, many Republicans viewed the centrist circuit judge as a consensus nominee who could attract bipartisan support.

Here’s what they had to say back then.

Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah)

Hatch, a Judiciary Committee Republican, told Reutersin May 2010 that he…

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I'm originally from Puerto Rico. I was born in Santurce and raised in Rio Piedras. Have lived in Florida since 1999. I have a doctorate degree in Medicine; completed in 1976. My Internal Medicine specialty was completed in 1979. Worked for Puerto Rico's health system until 1985. At this time, I'm happily retired after working for the federal government for almost 28yrs. I want to offer any knowledge that I have to anyone "out there" who is interested. My views are liberal in almost every sense. My knowledge is "eclectic" - a bit of everything. Music and reading are my passion. Blogging has also become a very interesting endeavor. Metaphysical topics attract me. I'm interested in news reporting human issues like injustice, discrimination and abuse - the "wrongly" affected. My intention is to bring this knowledge to an understandable level and to help anyone in need. I'm open to questions and will answer them to the best of my ability. Currently working on an enterprise whose main mission will be to bring peoples of all walks of life together. To be one .... since we ALL are ONE!! The future looks bright and promising!!!

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