President Barack Obama railed against the Republican senators who are stalling a consideration of his Supreme Court nominee, D.C. circuit judge Merrick Garland and vowed to support him through his term as President in an interview aired Sunday.
“I think there’s no doubt that Democrats and Republicans have gotten into a fix inside the Senate in which the confirmation process becomes too much of a tit-for-tat or becomes politicized,” Obama said on “Fox News Sunday.” “So I don’t object to Republicans saying, ‘look, Merrick Garland may be a fine man. He may be an excellent judge. But I just disagree with him philosophically on a whole range of issues so I’m going to vote against him.'”
Obama said that he didn’t think there would be objections to Garland if he were to go through the nomination process. Obama also told Fox News host Chris Wallace that he would support Garland throughout his term even if the process dragged on through his time in office.
Obama’s appearance was his first interview with “Fox News Sunday” since being elected president.