The wall of opposition against President Barack Obama's Supreme Court nomination appears to be crumbling, NBC News reported.
Some Republicans are changing their stance on considering Merrick Garland, who Obama nominated to replace the vacated seat created by Justice Anotnin Scalia's death.
Two weeks into the nomination fight, 16 Republican senators now say they will meet with Garland — over 25 percent of the GOP caucus — according to a running count by NBC News.
That includes senators up for re-election in Blue States, such as New Hampshire's Kelly Ayotte and Illinois' Mark Kirk, who will be the first Republican to actually meet with Garland when they talk Tuesday.
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