Colorado Progressives Call For Speedy Confirmation Hearings For Garland

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, March 16, 2016
CONTACT: Alan Franklin, Political Director at alan@progressnowcolorado.org

DENVER: After President Barack Obama’s nomination of Judge Merrick Garland to fill the vacancy at the Supreme Court in the wake of the sudden death of Antonin Scalia, ProgressNow Colorado, the state’s largest online progressive advocacy organization, again called on Sen. Cory Gardner give the President’s nominee a fair hearing and an up-or-down vote.

“Judge Merrick Garland’s qualifications to serve on the Supreme Court are above reproach,” said ProgressNow Colorado political director Alan Franklin. “Despite all of the political posturing up to now, Cory Gardner has an obligation to give this highly qualified nominee a fair hearing. To refuse to even consider Judge Garland will just prove again that Gardner and his right-wing colleagues in the U.S. Senate have no interest in doing their jobs.”

“The people of Colorado are sick and tired of the dysfunction in Washington,” said Franklin. “If conservatives refuse to do their jobs and give Judge Garland a fair hearing, the voters will make them pay dearly for this last act of pointless obstruction against President Obama in November.”

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