President Barack Obama finally revealed his nomination for the 113th Supreme Court Justice, who would potentially fill the vacant seat left open by the late Justice Antonin Scalia.
On Wednesday, POTUS announced he has nominated Judge Merrick B. Garland during a live press conference at the White House Rose Garden!
Obama said he did not take this decision lightly, telling gathered press:
“Of the many powers and responsibilities [expected of the presidency]… few are more consequential than appointing a Supreme Court justice…That’s why over the past several weeks I’ve done my best to set up a rigorous and comprehensive process.”
The 63-year-old nominee is a former prosecutor who currently serves as the chief judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals in D.C..
During his speech, the president praised Garland as “one of America’s sharpest legal minds,” and mentioned it was rare to find a nominee who is respected and liked by everyone!
Sounds like a top notch pick!
Ch-ch-check out the clip (below) to see the announcement!
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