President Obama on Wednesday nominated Merrick Garland, the chief judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia, to the Supreme Court.
Appearing alongside Garland in the Rose Garden, Obama said few of his presidential responsibilities “are more consequential than appointing a Supreme Court justice, particularly one to succeed Justice [Antonin] Scalia.”
“This is not a responsibility that I take lightly,” the president said, adding he was setting aside “short-term expediency and narrow politics.”
“Today, after completing this exhaustive process, I’ve made my decision,” Obama continued. “I’ve selected a nominee who is widely recognized not only as one of America’s sharpest legal minds but someone who brings to his work a spirit of decency, modesty, even-handedness and excellence.”
“He will ultimately bring that same character to bear on the Supreme Court,” Obama said, noting that he was “uniquely prepared to serve immediately.”
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