Senator Pat Toomey will meet with Judge Merrick Garland today, but don’t be fooled by this blatantly political photo op. Toomey only agreed to meet with Garland after weeks of scathing editorials, statewide protests imploring Toomey to do his job, and numerous polls showing Pennsylvanians want the Senate to fill the Supreme Court vacancy.
And though Toomey is meeting with Garland, he hasn’t budged from his staunch political obstruction of the constitutional process. Toomey still opposes holding hearings or votes on Judge Garland, and is only meeting with Garland to explain to his face why he’s putting politics above his nomination.
“Don’t be fooled by the dog and pony show Senator Pat Toomey is holding today – he is still choosing unprecedented constitutional obstruction over doing his job,” said Lauren Passalacqua, DSCC National Press Secretary. “Pennsylvanians want Toomey to do his job, and in November, voters will turn out to elect a Senator who actually will.”