President Obama has nominated Judge Merrick Garland to the Supreme Court of the United States…
The President has fulfilled his Constitutional duty. We shall now see if the Republicans in the Senate will fulfill theirs. Here is the oath of office taken by each and every member of the United States Senate:
I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which I am about to enter: So help me God.
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The transcript of the remarks by President Obama and Judge Garland follows the break.