Montana’s congressional delegation is deeply divided over President Obama’s Supreme Court nominee.
President Obama says his nominee, appeals court judge Merrick Garland, deserves a full hearing and an up or down Senate confirmation vote.
But Republicans control the Senate. They don’t want to give the president a chance to influence the court’s ideological balance before he leaves office.
Montana’s Republican Senator, Steve Daines, says the next Supreme Court Justice will have far-reaching impacts for a generation.