Sen. Mark Kirk, R-Ill., right, meets with Judge Merrick Garland, President Barack Obama’s choice to replace the late Justice Antonin Scalia on the Supreme Court, on March 29, 2016, in Washington, D.C. Kirk, perhaps the most endangered Senate Republican facing re-election in November, was one of the first GOP senators to say confirmation hearings on Garland should be held. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., has ruled it out.
Sen. Mark Kirk, R-Ill., right, meets with Judge Merrick Garland, President Barack Obama’s choice to replace the late Justice Antonin Scalia on the Supreme Court, on March 29, 2016, in Washington, D.C. Kirk, perhaps the most endangered Senate Republican facing re-election in November, was one of the first GOP senators to say confirmation hearings on Garland should be held. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., has ruled it out. J. Scott Applewhite AP
Sen. Mark Kirk, R-Ill., right, meets with Judge Merrick Garland, President Barack Obama’s choice to replace the late Justice Antonin Scalia on the Supreme Court, on March 29, 2016, in Washington, D.C. Kirk, perhaps the most endangered Senate Republican facing re-election in November, was one of the first GOP senators to say confirmation hearings on Garland should be held. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., has ruled it out. J. Scott Applewhite AP

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