Federal appeals court judge Merrick Brian Garland is President Obama's pick to fill the Supreme Court seat left vacant by the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia.
The president officially named Garland as a Supreme Court nominee as they stood before the media and a large gathering of attendees in the Rose Garden at the White House Wednesday.
Addressing the refusal by Republican leaders in the Senate to consider a Supreme Court nominee, Obama said that in Garland, he had chosen "a serious man and an exemplary judge."
Of course Judge Garland has had an exemplary career and is highly respected, but of course that in no way means he is not about to get vilified and smeared by the conservative media who simply do not want the President to nominate ANYBODY and leave that up to the next President.
Though for the life of me I cannot understand why they think that President Hillary Clinton will select a Supreme Court nominee more to their liking.
Garland actually supervised the prosecution of Timothy McVeigh and Terry Nichols for the Oklahoma City bombing and Ted Kaczynski in the Unabomer case.
And you would think that would be laudable, but that is because you failed to notice that he is only known for prosecuting white Christian terrorists.
Dammit, he is obviously soft on Islamic terrorism!
(I thought I would go ahead and give the Right Wing zealots a little help to get them started.)
Not that they need one since Mitch McConnell has already stated that he is refusing to hold a hearing on this nominee.