U.S. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse is backing Merrick Garland, President Barack Obama’s nominee for the Supreme Court. Garland met with Whitehouse Wednesday. Garland is making his customary rounds, meeting with members of Congress as he seeks the judgeship.
Garland faces opposition from Republican lawmakers who say they will not allow his confirmation to proceed.
Whitehouse said he’s working to ensure that Republican members of Congress will properly vet Garland.