Democratic Illinois U.S. Senator Dick Durbin met with President Obama’s Supreme Court nominee today Wednesday. And he called out Republicans for not granting Judge Merrick Garland’s nomination a hearing.
Durbin said he wants to see Garland on the Supreme Court. He said Republicans - including Illinois Senator Mark Kirk - should put more pressure on Republican leaders to have a vote.
"The obvious question to ask those senators and others is if your leader is trying to draw you into a position which you think is fundamentally wrong, do you still stand behind that leader," Durbin Said.
Kirk has said his Republican colleagues should vote on Garland’s nomination.
A statement from Kirk’s campaign said he’s at the forefront of the issue - and handed out a memo to Republican senators, calling on them to meet with Garland. Democratic Congresswoman Tammy Duckworth faces Kirk in the November election.