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GOP senator meets with Garland, says hearings should be held

A Republican senator said Tuesday she is "more convinced than ever" that there should be hearings on President Barack Obama's Supreme Court nominee after meeting with Judge Merrick Garland.

But Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., made clear he is not budging, telling reporters, "I think it's safe to say there will not be hearings or votes."

Maine Sen. Susan Collins sat down with Garland on Capitol Hill for more than an hour. She is one of two GOP senators who called for hearings on Garland's nomination.

"He has a humility about him," Collins said immediately after the meeting. "He has clearly thought very deeply about...