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GOP senator meets with Garland, says hearings should be held

GOP senator meets with Garland, says hearings should be held

A Republican senator said Tuesday she is "more convinced than ever" that there should be hearings on President Barack Obama's Supreme Court nominee after meeting with Judge Merrick Garland.

Maine Sen. Susan Collins sat down with Garland on Capitol Hill Tuesday for more than an hour. She is one of two GOP senators to call for hearings on Garland's nomination after Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said there would be no hearings or votes, leaving the decision to the next president after voters have their say in November.

"He has a humility about him," Collins said immediately after the meeting. "He has clearly thought very deeply about the issues...

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