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Kirk becomes first GOP senator to meet with Garland

Kirk becomes first GOP senator to meet with Garland

Illinois Sen. Mark Steven Kirk became the first Republican to meet with President Obama's pick for the Supreme Court on Tuesday, and had strong words for fellow GOP senators who are blocking the nomination until a new president is in the White House.

Kirk chatted for about 25 minutes in his Capitol Hill office with Merrick Garland, the 63-year-old chief judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. 

"I think we should be doing our job," Kirk said, noting that Garland is "one of the most eminent jurists in the country," as the two sat beneath wall portraits of Abraham Lincoln and conservative former British Prime Minister...

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