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"Hatch, in the op-ed, praises Garland’s “character and credentials” and his “excellent reputation” in the legal community. “I met with Judge Garland as a personal friend and out of respect for his position as a distinguished federal judge,” he writes.

But he continues: “This decision is about the confirmation process and has nothing to do with the qualifications, character or record of the nominee. The reasons for considering a nominee after the political fireworks of a presidential election remain just as compelling today as they were in February following Justice Scalia’s death. In fact, the bitterness, pressure tactics, ad campaigns and political grandstanding since then have only confirmed that we made the right decision.”

What BS. This is about denying Obama the chance to make a nomination. Period. They don't need to weasel-lie about it.

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