Burr, Tillis take to social media to dismiss Merrick Garland, Obama’s Supreme Court nominee

North Carolina’s two U.S. Senators made it clear Wednesday that they would not be swayed by Merrick Garland’s qualifications into holding confirmation hearings for President Obama’s nomination to the highest court.

Both Senators Richard Burr and Thom Tillis believe that the next president and not Obama should make the pick to replace the late Antonin Scalia.  Here’s what each man posted to Facebook Wednesday after the nomination became known.

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Learn more about Merrick Garland in this piece by Policy Watch’s Rob Schofield.


  1. Crprod

    March 17, 2016 at 8:52 am

    Burr is pretty stale himself. It’s been 64 months since he was elected. Perhaps all senators up for re-election should excuse themselves from the process.

  2. John Parris

    March 17, 2016 at 2:38 pm

    The American people have spoken, TWICE, and have elected the people’s choice, TWICE, by a majority. Presidant Obama, America’s choice is President until January 20, 2017. So if you are listening to the American people and not your corporate sponsors, you will do your job and consider the qualifications of his choice for the Supreme Court.

  3. Valeria Truitt

    March 17, 2016 at 3:06 pm

    Clearly, Senator Tillis and Senator Burr want the next Supreme Court Justice to be nominated by the Republican Party’s apparent Presidential nominee, Donald Trump. Incidentally, there are still two nominating conventions to go before we know for sure who’s running.

  4. Marvin E. Rouse

    March 18, 2016 at 4:33 pm

    Make no mistake, our Senators are not interested in the Supreme Court unless it can be rigged against the rights of women and in favor of Big Business. Too often, our Senators have used their votes against the needs of low to moderate income Families and by their votes have confined many to lives in poverty. Remember, they supported efforts to prevent millions in North Carolina the right to vote. Their only regret was the many white voters who were without proper ID.

  5. Marilyn Miller

    March 18, 2016 at 5:22 pm

    I see someone else has made the same observation that I came here to make. I, one of the American voters, have already spoken. How dare they suggest that Obama’s nomination fails to represent the voices of the American voters. Are they suggesting that someone OTHER than American voters elected the current President?

  6. Aaron F Brown

    March 18, 2016 at 6:46 pm

    These two men don’t care about the judicial system the are doing what the ultra right wing nuts tell what to do. Their hero Reagan did appoint Kennedy in his last year. This is ridiculous on there part making us a laughing stock around the world. Please don’t vote for these idiots again. I’m ashamed they represent us here in North Carolina.

  7. S. Jones

    March 21, 2016 at 11:14 am

    I have yet to get a complete understanding why Burr and Tillis even exist, they are nothing but leaches making their salary off the backs of hard working people, Tilis did away with our Education System, our President, and just want to kiss Mitch McConnells’s A–, So there that’s what we have, and we still have nothing.

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