Sullivan Issues Statement on Nomination of Merrick Garland to the U.S. Supreme Court

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Senator Dan Sullivan (R-AK) issued the following statement today after President Obama announced he has nominated Merrick Garland to the United States Supreme Court:

“The President has the constitutional authority to nominate and the U.S. Senate has the authority to advise and consent. The decision to withhold advancement of Mr. Garland’s nomination isn’t about the individual, it’s about the principle. Alaskans, like all Americans, are in the midst of an important national election. The next Supreme Court justice could fundamentally change the direction of the Court for years to come. Alaskans deserve to have a voice in that direction through their vote, and we will ensure that they have one.”