Supreme Court nominee Merrick Garland met with Illinois U.S. Senator Mark Kirk this week
WASHINGTON – Thursday, U.S. Senator Mark Kirk tweeted out a photo of thank you note he received from President Obama.
Only two Republican members of the U.S. Senate remain open to holding confirmation hearings for Judge Merrick Garland – President Obama's nomination to succeed the late Antonin Scalia: Susan Collins of Maine and Kirk of Illinois.
Kirk told reporters over and over during the visit that "We need an open-minded, rational, adult conversation" about Garland's nomination.
Thursday, Senator Kirk shared on Twitter the thank you note he received from the president after Kirk's visit with Garland that said:
"Thank you for fair and responsible treatment of Merrick Garland. It upholds the institutional values of the Senate and helps preserve the bipartisan ideals of an independent judiciary."
If a fiscal conservative was running against him, Kirk would be dead meat.
I think they already did run one against him and he won overwhelmingly. The GOP is not as conservative as you would like to believe, unfortunately.