Rep. Lang Calls On Sen. Kirk To Act
WASHINGTON, DC (WRSP) —
State Representative Lou Lang is sending a message to Illinois Senator Mark Kirk.
In a press conference Monday, Lang says Kirk is not doing his job when it comes to confirming President Obama's Supreme Court nominee, Merrick Garland.
Lang has acknowledged Kirk has called for a hearing and a vote on Garland's nomination, but says Kirk has done nothing about the matter since.
Lang also says Kirk's willingness to support Donald Trump if he is the republican presidential nominee shows Kirk is not really doing his job in the Senate.
"Donald Trump says he is opposed to justice Garland and Senator Kirk has said 'I support Trump if he is the nominee of my party,' and so when you link all of these things together you get a situation where Senator Kirk says one thing but he's really doing another," said Rep. Lou Lang, (D-Skokie) Deputy Majority Leader.
Kirk's campaign sent us a statement in response saying in part, "It has been universally recognized that Senator Kirk demonstrated thoughtful independence by breaking from his party."
Lang is also calling for hearings and a vote on Judge Merrick Garland's nomination.