(WASHINGTON) – The following is the official statement of Teamsters General President Jim Hoffa on President Obama’s nomination of Judge Merrick Garland to the Supreme Court.
“The President has made a strong choice for our next U.S. Supreme Court justice. Judge Garland is a highly experienced, well-qualified nominee, and a good choice for working families.
“Now that President Obama has made his choice for the nominee, Congress must not delay in doing its job and moving forward on the nomination. Our next Supreme Court justice deserves a full hearing and a vote in a timely manner.
“President Obama fulfilled his Constitutional duty by working to fill the vacancy on the Supreme Court. Now it is time for Senator McConnell to exercise his leadership in moving forward with the nomination as prescribed by the laws of our land.”
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