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Graham heaps praise on Garland, won't budge on hearings

Posted by Steve Schram on April 21, 2016 at 10:13 AM

Originally published on April 20, 2016 on Politico by Seung Min Kim.

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) heaped praise for Merrick Garland after meeting privately with the Supreme Court nominee on Wednesday, but said he won’t change his mind on not moving his nomination this year.

Graham, a member of the Judiciary Committee, said he told Garland that despite his credentials, the Senate won’t act on replacing deceased Justice Antonin Scalia until a new president is elected in November.

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