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Obama nominates Merrick Garland, DC appeals court judge, to supreme court

by firstsource newsMarch 16, 2016

President warns Senate that refusing to consider his nomination of the 63-year-old progressive federal appeals court judge imperils democracy

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dramatically intensified his dispute with Senate Republicans on Wednesday, warning as he announced his nomination of DC appeals court judge to the that continuing to block confirmation proceedings would inflict irreparable damage on the pillars of American democracy.

In an impassioned speech from the Rose Garden of the White House, Obama issued an unalloyed threat to the Republican leadership: begin the confirmation process or reap the consequences. He said that to do otherwise – as the Senate majority leader, Mitchell McConnell, has vowed to do – would imperil democracy itself.

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