Odiase is one of two valedictorians at Fisk University, a historically black college in Nashville, Tennessee.
Senate Republicans continue to oppose holding a hearing for President Obama’s Supreme Court nominee, federal appeals court judge Merrick Garland. The battle is also being waged on the television airwaves, with a spate of ads on both sides of the issue. Media analyst John Carroll joins Here & Now’s Lisa Mullins with details.
The pro-campaign reform End Citizens United PAC is running this ad urging GOP Sen. Chuck Grassley to hold a hearing:
GOP advocacy group One Nation has countered with this ad urging Grassley not to hold a hearing:
Pennsylvania Democrat Katie McGinty has a new ad attacking GOP Sen. Pat Toomey for refusing to consider Garland: