Kansas Sen. Jerry Moran previously called for the Senate to take up Merrick Garland’s nomination to the Supreme Court.
Kansas Sen. Jerry Moran has reversed his position on a hearing and vote for Supreme Court nominee Merrick Garland, just a week after straying from the position of GOP leadership.
The senator’s office released a statement Friday clarifying Moran’s position, saying the senator no longer believes hearings are a necessity.
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“[Moran] has examined Judge Garland’s record and didn’t need hearings to conclude that the nominee’s judicial philosophy, disregard for Second Amendment Rights and sympathy for federal government bureaucracy make Garland unacceptable to serve on the Supreme Court,” the statement said, according to the Associated Press.
Moran, who is running unopposed in Kansas’ Republican primary, last week called for the Senate to take up Garland’s nomination.
“I would rather have you (constituents) complaining to me that I voted wrong on nominating somebody than saying I’m not doing my job,” Moran reportedly told constituents.
Garland will reportedly meet with at least two more senate Republicans next week.