Benjamin Louis "Ben" Cardin (born October 5, 1943) is an American politician and member of the Democratic Party who serves as the junior United States Senator from Maryland, in office since 2007. Senator thinks that Chief Judge Garland is a perfect "choice".
Benjamin Cardin posted this on his Facebook account:
I met with SCOTUS nominee Garland. We need to go through the process and give Chief Judge Garland a chance.
I think it is hard to understand how you are excused from doing your job for nine months by not having a confirmation hearing and vote.
I think more and more senators will come to that conclusion. The president did his job and it is now time for the Senate to do its job. The American people want to see nine justices on the Supreme Court when it convenes its new term in October.
Merrick Brian Garland (born November 13, 1952) is the chief judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. He has served on that court since 1997.
On March 16, 2016, Obama nominated Garland to serve as an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court, to fill the vacancy created by the death of Antonin Scalia.