Independent Sen. Angus King of Maine is ready to meet with President Obama’s selection for┬áthe U.S. Supreme Court.

King will have a one-on-one meeting Wednesday in Washington with Merrick Garland.

Maine’s senior senator, Republican Susan Collins, already met with Garland.

King and Collins want the Senate to follow the “normal process,” including a Judiciary Committee hearing.

The Senate’s Republican leadership is balking at holding a hearing and wants to let the new president elected in November select a successor to Antonin Scalia.