SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS) — California Senator Dianne Feinstein of San Francisco met Wednesday with US Supreme Court nominee Merrick Garland, and said heâs the right man for the time.
Feinstein has met with seven previous nominees and said Garland is the only judge who she hasnât heard criticized.Â Â He has met with senators in both parties in recent days.READ MORE: UPDATE: Suspect Arrested After Online Threat Shuts Down San Francisco State Campus
“I hope very much, that my colleagues ofÂ the opposition party, the party in power in this house, will do this institution the credit of sitting down, and meeting with him,” Feinstein said.READ MORE: San Francisco DA Boudin Files Charges Against SF Sheriff’s Deputy Accused of Sexual Assault, Threats
Feinstein sits on the Judiciary Committee, which would be the place for hearings on a Supreme Court nominee.MORE NEWS: Report: State Treasurer Repeatedly Shared Hotel Rooms With Employees
Californiaâs other Senator, Barbara Boxer, plans to meet with Garland soon.Â Â Boxer retires from the Senate at the end of the year.