Ayotte to Meet With Supreme Court Nominee

Apr 13, 2016


Credit Allegra Boverman for NHPR

Republican Sen. Kelly Ayotte of New Hampshire is going to be meeting with President Barack Obama's nominee to the U.S. Supreme Court.

Ayotte will have a one-on-one meeting with Merrick Garland on Wednesday in Washington.

New Hampshire's senior senator, Democrat Jeanne Shaheen, met with Garland last week.

Ayotte is part of a group of Republicans who have said they are willing to meet with Garland, but remain opposed to hearings and a vote.

She said she will meet with Garland out of courtesy and respect. She has said she plans to explain her view "that the people should have a voice in this important nomination through their votes in November."