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Hatch editorial says Merrick Garland meeting didn't change mind -- before they met

Hatch editorial says Merrick Garland meeting didn't change mind -- before they met

Sen. Orrin Hatch of Utah was scheduled to meet Thursday with Supreme Court nominee Merrick Garland, but a guest editorial he wrote for the Deseret News mistakenly posted early shows he had already made up his mind.

In a column that briefly appeared Thursday morning on the newspaper's website, Hatch wrote that his meeting with Garland didn't change his "conviction" that the Senate should wait until after the presidential election to consider Supreme Court nominees. The column has since been taken down.

Deseret News Executive Editor Paul Edwards apologized to Hatch and readers for the "unfortunate error." He said in a statement the editorial was a draft...

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