CBC Chairman G. K. Butterfield to Senate Republicans: The American People Deserve Better

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) Chairman G. K. Butterfield released a statement in response to Senator Mitch McConnell asserting the Senate Republicans plan to move on with other legislative business, continuing the obstructionist rhetoric that has characterized the Supreme Court nomination dialogue:

“Today, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell restated his shortsighted and reckless plan to not hold hearings or even so much as meet with the U.S. Supreme Court candidate.  President Obama has fulfilled his duty by nominating Chief Judge Garland who is a highly qualified candidate.  We call on Senate Republicans to do their job and give Judge Garland full and fair consideration.  For the sake of our nation, the Republican obstructionist agenda must stop.  The American people deserve better.”