- Associated Press - Friday, April 8, 2016

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) - Independent Sen. Angus King of Maine is ready to meet with President Barack Obama’s selection to the U.S. Supreme Court.

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

Maine’s senior senator, Republican Susan Collins, already met with Garland.

King and Collins want the Senate to follow the “normal process” including a Judiciary Committee hearing.

The Senate’s Republican leadership is balking at holding a hearing and wants to let the new president is elected in November select a successor to Antonin Scalia.

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