For Immediate Release
Wednesday, March 16, 2016
AFSCME Pres. Lee Saunders on President Obama’s Nomination of Merrick Garland for the U.S. Supreme CourtWASHINGTON —
AFSCME Pres. Lee Saunders issued the following statement on President Obama’s nomination of Merrick Garland for the U.S. Supreme Court:
“After decades of CEOs and corporations manipulating our nation’s rules to serve their interests, it is vitally important that the next U.S. Supreme Court justice brings balance to the highest Court in the land. The American people also deserve a Supreme Court that can function at full strength with nine qualified justices.
“President Obama has done the job he was elected to do by nominating a qualified justice to the Supreme Court. Congress must now do its job. To deprive the judicial branch of the government of a full Supreme Court bench in the name of political gamesmanship is an unprecedented level of obstruction.”