Rounds Statement on Meeting with Judge Garland

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WASHINGTON – U.S. Sen Mike Rounds (R-S.D.) made the following statement after his meeting with Judge Merrick Garland, President Obama’s nominee to the U.S. Supreme Court:

“As a former governor, I respect the president’s responsibility to make a nomination. Today I met with Judge Garland as a courtesy.  During our meeting, I thanked him for allowing the president to place his name in nomination. However, I believe that Justice Scalia’s replacement should be nominated by the next President of the United States.”

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6 thoughts on “Rounds Statement on Meeting with Judge Garland

  1. Anonymous

    Good, don’t cave to Scary Harry or the rest of the demoncrats. If Hillary wins we’re SOL anyway, but with a Republican (even if it’s Trump) we should be hopeful that there may actually be a blackrobe that respects the Constitution, unlike the twits Obummer put in.

    1. fretwalker

      “respects the Constitution”?— Like the Repugs respecting it when the time is right to respect it for their political convenience and advantage?

      1. duggersd

        Do you REALLY want to compare a justices such as Scalia’s respect for the Constitution with justices such as Sotomayor’s respect for the Constitution? Conservative justices such as Justice Scalia use the Constitution as a guide and look at what it says. Justices such as Justice Sotomayor make it say whatever she wants it to say. It is a “living” document. If you think the Constitution is a “living” document, I invite you to come play poker with me with the “living” rules at my game.

  2. duggersd

    I do not have any problem with Senator Rounds meeting with Judge Garland. I also do not have a problem with Senator Rounds telling him he will not be considered. We can be polite but disagree.

    1. anon

      Agreed. Glad to our Senator is man enough to tell the guy to his face why he won’t support any of this president’s SCOTUS nominees.

  3. Jason Sebern

    Scalia was a tool for the corporatocracy. His role in the Citizens United case is a prime example.