Jarrett: Two-Thirds of Americans Support SCOTUS Nominee Getting a Hearing

‘We’re very confident that two-thirds of the American people support the president’s nominee having an opportunity for a hearing’

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TAPPER: "So Republicans say they’re not going to hold a hearing on this nomination. As far as you are convinced that you’re on the correct side of this and judge Garland is fully qualified, how is this not an exercise in futility?"
JARRETT: "Oh, it’s not at all that. We’re very confident that two-thirds of the American people support the president’s nominee having an opportunity for a hearing. It’s what’s fair. Chief judge Garland has outstanding credentials, he’s a consensus builder, he’s a true public servant who has given to his country. By every metric he is absolutely qualified. And by the Republicans own words, they have supported him in the past. So our job is to prepare the president. He’s made his decision, he’s selected an extraordinary nominee and so now we expect that the Senate will do theirs. So the American people’s voices will be heard and we’ve seen a lot of energy and excitement around the country for the president’s nominee. We expect that will continue."

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