MISSISSIPPI (WDAM) - Mississippi's congressional lawmakers are reacting to President Obama's Supreme Court nominee.
Obama chose Judge Merrick Garland on Wednesday to fill the open seat on the Supreme Court.
Lawmakers such as Senator Roger Wicker, Congressman Steven Palazzo, and Senator Thad Cochran were against Obama appointing a Supreme Court Justice.
Senator Wicker released the following statement regarding the nomination:
Thad Cochran released a similar statement:
Congressman Palazzo gave a unique and brief statement on Twitter:
The U.S. Senate will have to approve Garland's nomination, but will go on a two-week recess starting Thursday.