Apr 14, 2016

U-S SENATOR ROB PORTMAN SAYS HE HAD A CORDIAL MEETING WITH PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA'S SUPREME COURT NOMINEE


U-S SENATOR ROB PORTMAN SAYS HE HAD A CORDIAL MEETING WITH PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA'S SUPREME COURT NOMINEE BUT INSISTS HE WILL REMAIN OPPOSED TO FILLING THE VACANCY DURING THE ELECTION YEAR. THE OHIO REPUBLICAN MET JUDGE MERRICK GARLAND THIS MORNING IN WASHINGTON AND SAID HE ENJOYED MEETING HIM. BUT THE SENATOR SAYS HE STILL BELIEVES THAT AWAITING THE RESULT OF THE PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION WILL GIVE A NOMINEE MORE LEGITIMACY.  PORTMAN'S DEMOCRATIC OPPONENT, FORMER GOVERNOR TED STRICKLAND, HAS CRITICIZED HIM REPEATEDLY FOR THE POSITION INITIALLY PUT FORWARD BY SENATE MAJORITY LEADER MITCH MCCONNELL OF KENTUCKY. PORTMAN SAYS HE'S HEARD A LOT FROM PEOPLE ON BOTH SIDES OF THE ISSUE. DEMOCRATIC SENATOR SHERROD BROWN MET WITH GARLAND LAST WEEK THEN DECLARED HIS SUPPORT FOR HIM


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