- Associated Press - Monday, May 16, 2016

WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. Sen. Jack Reed plans to meet with President Obama’s Supreme Court nominee, Merrick Garland.

Reed’s office says the Rhode Island Democrat plans to sit down with Garland in Reed’s office in Washington on Tuesday morning.

Garland is chief judge for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. Obama nominated him in March to replace Justice Antonin Scalia after his death.

But Senate Republicans have refused to hold hearings on Garland, saying that filling the seat should be left to the next president.

Reed is among the Democrats who have urged Republicans to hold hearings.

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