Skip to comments.GOP signals it will oppose nominees to key court
Posted on 07/24/2013 1:56:40 PM PDT by Olog-hai
Just a week after the Senate hashed out a compromise for approving seven of President Barack Obamas nominees to run government departments, agencies and boards, Republicans on Wednesday signaled their opposition to Obamas plan for filling vacancies on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia.
The Senate Judiciary Committee heard testimony Wednesday from law professor and former senior Justice Department official Cornelia Nina Pillard, one of three Obama nominees to the D.C. circuit, often viewed as the second most influential court in the country after the Supreme Court.
Iowa Sen. Charles Grassley, the top Republican on the committee, said Pillards nomination wasnt necessary because the D.C. circuit doesnt have enough work to justify filling its three vacancies.
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Democrats never block Republicans......
Grassley needs to do his homework, as he fails to mention this is the argument the Demoncrats used against a Bush nominee to the same circuit. "Grassley should say: "I find myself in agreement with my colleagues who said during the Bush era that filling of this vacancy was necessary..." (Sorry the candidates name escapes me for the moment but he was nominated to replace Roberts)
Harry will whine for the nuclear option again, McCain will gather up a gang and cave.
We’ve all seen this picture before.