Nobody said Sen. John Boozman had to LIKE meeting with Merrick Garland, President Obama’s nominee for a vacancy on the U.S. Supreme Court. He apparently wasn’t thrilled, judging by his avoidance of being photographed with the man.

Talking Points Memo reports:


Sen. John Boozman (R-AR) met with President Obama’s Supreme Court nominee Tuesday afternoon, but he didn’t seem to want to advertise it.

After welcoming Merrick Garland into his senate office, Boozman refused to allow media to enter because he did not want photo documentation of their meeting, NBC’s Luke Russert reported:

Boozman  made it clear he opposes so much as a vote on Garland. The meeting was just a formality to demonstrate …… that it is “possible to disagree without being disagreeable.” I guess that’s something he and disagreeable Sen. Tom Cotton will just have to disagree on. Cotton favors the disagreeable approach, particularly to anything related to Obama.

Conner Eldridge, Boozman’s Democratic opponent in November, Tweets:


Sen. Boozman refuses to do his job. Senate should fully vet Judge Garland on behalf of American public & then have up/down vote