Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid said Thursday he was confident that if Hillary Clinton is elected president, she would move forward with the Supreme Court nomination of Merrick Garland rather than select a new candidate.
“She can do whatever she wanted but I am convinced she would move forward with Garland. He’s a fine man,” Reid said in a conference call with reporters. “I think she and all the people around her would say, ‘Why do we need to rock the boat here. Let’s get him confirmed quickly and move on to the next one, whenever that comes.’”
Asked whether he had direct knowledge of Clinton’s intentions because of discussions with her campaign or her advisors, Reid did not answer directly but responded, “I think that I can say that with some degree of credibility.”