Operation Rescue Opposes Nomination of Merrick Garland to the Supreme Court

Newman urges Senate Republican leadership to hold firm on their promise not to hold hearings on Obama’s SCOTUS pick.

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Washington, DC — Operation Rescue announces its opposition to President Barack Obama’s nomination of Judge Merrick Garland to replace Justice Antonin Scalia on the U.S. Supreme Court. Garland currently serves as chief judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia and is considered a “moderate liberal.”

“Millions of lives hang in the balance of each ruling on abortion put forth by the Supreme Court. I refuse to support any nominee — Republican or Democrat — that will not renounce Roe v. Wade and commit to restoring legal protections to the pre-born,” said Troy Newman, President of Operation Rescue.

The Republican-controlled Senate leadership has pledged not to confirm any nomination for the Supreme Court made by Pres. Obama in this election year. The Judiciary Committee, which would be responsible to hold confirmation hearings for Garland, has vowed not to convene hearings for Obama’s pick.

“I strongly urge the members of the Judiciary Committee to hold fast to their promise, for the sake of the future of our country and the future of our posterity,” said Newman. “The Senate Republican leadership cannot afford to break this important promise to their conservative, pro-life base, if they expect us to vote for any of them ever again.”