Republican Sen. Susan Collins of Maine is going to meet this week with President Barack Obama's nominee to the U.S. Supreme Court.

Susan Collins
Susan Collins

Collins will be meeting Tuesday with Merrick Garland.

Unlike most of her GOP colleagues, Collins has said that the Senate should follow the "normal process" including personal meetings and a Judiciary Committee hearing.

Led by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, most Republicans say the late Justice Antonin Scalia won't be replaced until the next president names a nominee.

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