Senator Orrin Hatch (R-UT) has not actually met with Supreme Court nominee Merrick Garland yet but he has already written his reaction to meeting him.
Hatch’s pre-written reaction was apparently published a bit prematurely.
“Like many of my Senate colleagues, I recently met with Chief Judge Merrick Garland, President Obama’s nominee to the Supreme Court. … Our meeting, however, does not change my conviction that the Senate should consider a Supreme Court nominee after this presidential election cycle,” Hatch wrote in an op-ed published on the website of the Deseret News early Thursday morning and later removed. It remains available in a Google database.
I suppose it’s technically true that meeting Garland will not change Hatch’s mind if he has already decided that it won’t.