By Nick Gale, WLS News
(CHICAGO) A group of activists, including those of Move On Dot Org, who want Senate Republicans to vote on the president’s Supreme Court nominee, protested outside of Sen. Mark Kirk’s Chicago office, despite Kirk being one of the only Republicans to say his colleagues should vote.
Kirk told WLS-AM 890 Friday that his colleagues should “man up” and vote on President Barack Obama’s nominee Merrick Garland. So why the protest?
Robert Naiman is a Move On Dot Org volunteer who drove up from Urbana for Monday’s demonstration. He say’s he’s delighted that Kirk has been a standout on the issue, but says that’s not the end of the story. He says Kirk must pressure Senate leaders, including Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, for a vote.
“So I would ask people of Chicago to keep up the pressure on Mark Kirk until there is a vote on the nomination of Merrick Garland,” Naiman said. “Mark Kirk is not off the hook until there is a vote on the nomination.”
McConnell, who has said the next president should make the nomination, told Garland Thursday that he would not be meeting with him. Garland is a 1970 graduate of Niles West High School.
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