That White House Address Probably Won't Get Merrick Garland A Hearing
Vice President Joe Biden and Federal Judge Timothy Lewis argued that U.S. Supreme Court hopeful Merrick Garland should at least get a Senate hearing.By Ethan Weston | July 30, 2016
The conventions are over, and it looks like it's time for the White House to turn its attention to another matter: the fact that Judge Merrick Garland still hasn't had a confirmation hearing for a seat on the U.S. Supreme Court.
In the White House's weekly address, Vice President Joe Biden and Federal Judge Timothy Lewis made the case for Garland to at least get a hearing.
"The sitting president shall — not may — but shall nominate someone to fill a vacancy on the Supreme Court with the advice and consent of the Senate," Lewis said.