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Where do Senate Republicans stand on Supreme Court nominee Merrick Garland?

A majority of Republican senators say they will not support confirmation hearings or a vote on President Obama's nominee for the Supreme Court. Related story: Senate Republicans hold fast against Garland after two weeks of Democratic fury.


Of the 54 Senate Republicans

Support

Oppose

Wouldn't say

say they support hearings

say they would meet with Garland

lame-duck action

Where each Republican senator stands

Lamar Alexander Tenn.
Alexander

Supports hearings?

No

Willing to meet with Garland?

No

Supports lame-duck action?

No

Kelly Ayotte N.H.
Ayotte

Supports hearings?

No

Willing to meet with Garland?

Yes

Supports lame-duck action?

No

John Barrasso Wyo.
Barrasso

Supports hearings?

No

Willing to meet with Garland?

No

Supports lame-duck action?

Wouldn't say

Roy Blunt Mo.
Blunt

Supports hearings?

No

Willing to meet with Garland?

No

Supports lame-duck action?

No

John Boozman Ark.
Boozman

Supports hearings?

No

Willing to meet with Garland?

Yes

Supports lame-duck action?

No

Richard Burr N.C.
Burr

Supports hearings?

No

Willing to meet with Garland?

No

Supports lame-duck action?

No

Shelley Moore Capito W.Va.
Capito

Supports hearings?

No

Willing to meet with Garland?

No

Supports lame-duck action?

No

Bill Cassidy La.
Cassidy

Supports hearings?

No

Willing to meet with Garland?

No

Supports lame-duck action?

Wouldn't say

Daniel Coats Ind.
Coats

Supports hearings?

No

Willing to meet with Garland?

No

Supports lame-duck action?

No

Thad Cochran Miss.
Cochran

Supports hearings?

No

Willing to meet with Garland?

No

Supports lame-duck action?

Wouldn't say

Susan M. Collins Maine
Collins

Supports hearings?

Yes

Willing to meet with Garland?

Yes

Supports lame-duck action?

Yes

Bob Corker Tenn.
Corker

Supports hearings?

No

Willing to meet with Garland?

No

Supports lame-duck action?

Wouldn't say

John Cornyn Texas
Cornyn

Supports hearings?

No

Willing to meet with Garland?

No

Supports lame-duck action?

No

Tom Cotton Ark.
Cotton

Supports hearings?

No

Willing to meet with Garland?

No

Supports lame-duck action?

Wouldn't say

Mike Crapo Idaho
Crapo

Supports hearings?

No

Willing to meet with Garland?

No

Supports lame-duck action?

Wouldn't say

Ted Cruz Texas
Cruz

Supports hearings?

No

Willing to meet with Garland?

No

Supports lame-duck action?

No

Steve Daines Mont.
Daines

Supports hearings?

No

Willing to meet with Garland?

No

Supports lame-duck action?

No

Michael B. Enzi Wyo.
Enzi

Supports hearings?

No

Willing to meet with Garland?

No

Supports lame-duck action?

Wouldn't say

Joni Ernst Iowa
Ernst

Supports hearings?

No

Willing to meet with Garland?

No

Supports lame-duck action?

Wouldn't say

Deb Fischer Neb.
Fischer

Supports hearings?

No

Willing to meet with Garland?

No

Supports lame-duck action?

Wouldn't say

Jeff Flake Ariz.
Flake

Supports hearings?

No

Willing to meet with Garland?

Yes

Supports lame-duck action?

Yes

Cory Gardner Colo.
Gardner

Supports hearings?

No

Willing to meet with Garland?

No

Supports lame-duck action?

No

Lindsey Graham S.C.
Graham

Supports hearings?

No

Willing to meet with Garland?

Yes

Supports lame-duck action?

No

Chuck Grassley Iowa
Grassley

Supports hearings?

No

Willing to meet with Garland?

Yes

Supports lame-duck action?

No

Orrin G. Hatch Utah
Hatch

Supports hearings?

No

Willing to meet with Garland?

Yes

Supports lame-duck action?

Wouldn't say

Dean Heller Nev.
Heller

Supports hearings?

No

Willing to meet with Garland?

No

Supports lame-duck action?

No

John Hoeven N.D.
Hoeven

Supports hearings?

No

Willing to meet with Garland?

Yes

Supports lame-duck action?

No

James M. Inhofe Okla.
Inhofe

Supports hearings?

No

Willing to meet with Garland?

Yes

Supports lame-duck action?

Wouldn't say

Johnny Isakson Ga.
Isakson

Supports hearings?

No

Willing to meet with Garland?

No

Supports lame-duck action?

No

Ron Johnson Wis.
Johnson

Supports hearings?

No

Willing to meet with Garland?

Yes

Supports lame-duck action?

No

Mark Kirk Ill.
Kirk

Supports hearings?

Yes

Willing to meet with Garland?

Yes

Supports lame-duck action?

Yes

James Lankford Okla.
Lankford

Supports hearings?

No

Willing to meet with Garland?

Yes

Supports lame-duck action?

Wouldn't say

Mike Lee Utah
Lee

Supports hearings?

No

Willing to meet with Garland?

No

Supports lame-duck action?

No

John McCain Ariz.
McCain

Supports hearings?

No

Willing to meet with Garland?

No

Supports lame-duck action?

Wouldn't say

Mitch McConnell Ky.
McConnell

Supports hearings?

No

Willing to meet with Garland?

No

Supports lame-duck action?

No

Jerry Moran Kan.
Moran

Supports hearings?

No

Willing to meet with Garland?

Yes

Supports lame-duck action?

No

Lisa Murkowski Alaska
Murkowski

Supports hearings?

No

Willing to meet with Garland?

Yes

Supports lame-duck action?

No

Rand Paul Ky.
Paul

Supports hearings?

No

Willing to meet with Garland?

No

Supports lame-duck action?

No

David Perdue Ga.
Perdue

Supports hearings?

No

Willing to meet with Garland?

No

Supports lame-duck action?

No

Rob Portman Ohio
Portman

Supports hearings?

No

Willing to meet with Garland?

Yes

Supports lame-duck action?

No

James E. Risch Idaho
Risch

Supports hearings?

No

Willing to meet with Garland?

No

Supports lame-duck action?

No

Pat Roberts Kan.
Roberts

Supports hearings?

No

Willing to meet with Garland?

No

Supports lame-duck action?

No

Mike Rounds S.D.
Rounds

Supports hearings?

No

Willing to meet with Garland?

Yes

Supports lame-duck action?

Wouldn't say

Marco Rubio Fla.
Rubio

Supports hearings?

No

Willing to meet with Garland?

Yes

Supports lame-duck action?

No

Ben Sasse Neb.
Sasse

Supports hearings?

No

Willing to meet with Garland?

No

Supports lame-duck action?

Wouldn't say

Tim Scott S.C.
Scott

Supports hearings?

No

Willing to meet with Garland?

No

Supports lame-duck action?

No

Jeff Sessions Ala.
Sessions

Supports hearings?

No

Willing to meet with Garland?

No

Supports lame-duck action?

Wouldn't say

Richard C. Shelby Ala.
Shelby

Supports hearings?

No

Willing to meet with Garland?

No

Supports lame-duck action?

No

Daniel Sullivan Alaska
Sullivan

Supports hearings?

No

Willing to meet with Garland?

No

Supports lame-duck action?

Wouldn't say

John Thune S.D.
Thune

Supports hearings?

No

Willing to meet with Garland?

No

Supports lame-duck action?

Wouldn't say

Thom Tillis N.C.
Tillis

Supports hearings?

No

Willing to meet with Garland?

No

Supports lame-duck action?

No

Patrick J. Toomey Pa.
Toomey

Supports hearings?

No

Willing to meet with Garland?

Yes

Supports lame-duck action?

Wouldn't say

David Vitter La.
Vitter

Supports hearings?

No

Willing to meet with Garland?

No

Supports lame-duck action?

Wouldn't say

Roger F. Wicker Miss.
Wicker

Supports hearings?

No

Willing to meet with Garland?

No

Supports lame-duck action?

Wouldn't say

Where each Republican senator stands

Senator Supports hearings? Willing to meet with Garland? Supports lame-duck action?
Alexander
Lamar Alexander Tenn.
No
No
No
Ayotte
Kelly Ayotte N.H.
No
Yes
No
Barrasso
John Barrasso Wyo.
No
No
Wouldn't say
Blunt
Roy Blunt Mo.
No
No
No
Boozman
John Boozman Ark.
No
Yes
No
Burr
Richard Burr N.C.
No
No
No
Capito
Shelley Moore Capito W.Va.
No
No
No
Cassidy
Bill Cassidy La.
No
No
Wouldn't say
Coats
Daniel Coats Ind.
No
No
No
Cochran
Thad Cochran Miss.
No
No
Wouldn't say
Collins
Susan M. Collins Maine
Yes
Yes
Yes
Corker
Bob Corker Tenn.
No
No
Wouldn't say
Cornyn
John Cornyn Texas
No
No
No
Cotton
Tom Cotton Ark.
No
No
Wouldn't say
Crapo
Mike Crapo Idaho
No
No
Wouldn't say
Cruz
Ted Cruz Texas
No
No
No
Daines
Steve Daines Mont.
No
No
No
Enzi
Michael B. Enzi Wyo.
No
No
Wouldn't say
Ernst
Joni Ernst Iowa
No
No
Wouldn't say
Fischer
Deb Fischer Neb.
No
No
Wouldn't say
Flake
Jeff Flake Ariz.
No
Yes
Yes
Gardner
Cory Gardner Colo.
No
No
No
Graham
Lindsey Graham S.C.
No
Yes
No
Grassley
Chuck Grassley Iowa
No
Yes
No
Hatch
Orrin G. Hatch Utah
No
Yes
Wouldn't say
Heller
Dean Heller Nev.
No
No
No
Hoeven
John Hoeven N.D.
No
Yes
No
Inhofe
James M. Inhofe Okla.
No
Yes
Wouldn't say
Isakson
Johnny Isakson Ga.
No
No
No
Johnson
Ron Johnson Wis.
No
Yes
No
Kirk
Mark Kirk Ill.
Yes
Yes
Yes
Lankford
James Lankford Okla.
No
Yes
Wouldn't say
Lee
Mike Lee Utah
No
No
No
McCain
John McCain Ariz.
No
No
Wouldn't say
McConnell
Mitch McConnell Ky.
No
No
No
Moran
Jerry Moran Kan.
No
Yes
No
Murkowski
Lisa Murkowski Alaska
No
Yes
No
Paul
Rand Paul Ky.
No
No
No
Perdue
David Perdue Ga.
No
No
No
Portman
Rob Portman Ohio
No
Yes
No
Risch
James E. Risch Idaho
No
No
No
Roberts
Pat Roberts Kan.
No
No
No
Rounds
Mike Rounds S.D.
No
Yes
Wouldn't say
Rubio
Marco Rubio Fla.
No
Yes
No
Sasse
Ben Sasse Neb.
No
No
Wouldn't say
Scott
Tim Scott S.C.
No
No
No
Sessions
Jeff Sessions Ala.
No
No
Wouldn't say
Shelby
Richard C. Shelby Ala.
No
No
No
Sullivan
Daniel Sullivan Alaska
No
No
Wouldn't say
Thune
John Thune S.D.
No
No
Wouldn't say
Tillis
Thom Tillis N.C.
No
No
No
Toomey
Patrick J. Toomey Pa.
No
Yes
Wouldn't say
Vitter
David Vitter La.
No
No
Wouldn't say
Wicker
Roger F. Wicker Miss.
No
No
Wouldn't say

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