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Senate panel delays Trumpís judicial picks amid Mueller standoff
The Hill ^ | 12/05/18 | Jordain Carney

Posted on 12/06/2018 3:57:54 PM PST by detective

The Senate Judiciary Committee is postponing votes on nearly two dozen judiciary nominees for the second time in as many weeks.

The decision to punt the business meeting again comes as Republicans are locked in a stalemate with Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) over legislation protecting special counsel Robert Mueller.

Flake is voting against all judicial nominees until he gets a vote on the bill, which would let Mueller, or any special counsel, challenge the firing and be reinstated if a court determined it wasn’t for “good cause.”

With Republicans holding an 11-10 majority on the Judiciary Committee, Flake’s "no" vote effectively blocks the party from sending judicial nominees to the full Senate unless they can win over help from Democrats.

(Excerpt) Read more at thehill.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government
KEYWORDS: flake; mueller; senate; trump
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Flake is still refusing to approve judges so he can protect Mueller.

He doesn't care about the innocent people Mueller goes after.

1 posted on 12/06/2018 3:57:54 PM PST by detective
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To: detective

One way or another, Flake has been bought and paid for.


2 posted on 12/06/2018 3:59:38 PM PST by Don Corleone (Nothing makes the delusional more furious than truth.)
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To: detective

This guy needs to be followed around and ruined.


3 posted on 12/06/2018 4:01:01 PM PST by McGavin999 ("The press is impotent when it abandons itself to falsehood."Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Don Corleone

The bill is unconstitutional and Flake is abusing his office.


4 posted on 12/06/2018 4:01:05 PM PST by jimfree (My18 y/o granddaughter continues to have more quality exec experience than an 8 year Obama.)
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To: detective

No Statutory reason why these nominations need to go through the damn committee process.
Turtle can bring them straight to the floor, if is so inclined. The fact that he isn’t is more evidence that the pubbies still are NOT on the side of POTUS and the American People.


5 posted on 12/06/2018 4:01:20 PM PST by PubliusMM (RKBA; a matter of fact, not opinion. Mr Trump, we've got your six.)
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To: detective

Flake is an immoral moralist who is too wrapped up in his own perceived virtue to be able to see how many people he is hurting.


6 posted on 12/06/2018 4:01:29 PM PST by neverevergiveup
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To: detective

Why doesn’t the turtle replace him on the committee?


7 posted on 12/06/2018 4:02:08 PM PST by richardtavor
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Just weeks to go until next Congress with 53 senate seats. Flake is Mr. Irrelevant.


8 posted on 12/06/2018 4:04:22 PM PST by marajade
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To: detective

Flake is not republican. Flake has never been conservative. He does not care. Somebody should pull his republican card now that he is leaving office. And none of us should vote for him again. Nor should anyone appoint him to anything.


9 posted on 12/06/2018 4:05:33 PM PST by poinq
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To: detective

Cerberus, “the hound of Hades”, is awaiting you, Flake.


10 posted on 12/06/2018 4:07:45 PM PST by Brian Griffin
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To: detective

Perfect name for a scumbag, flake


11 posted on 12/06/2018 4:14:31 PM PST by ronnie raygun
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To: detective

Proof positive that Trump’s worst enemies are republicans.


12 posted on 12/06/2018 4:15:32 PM PST by HChampagne (Cruz supporter but I will support and vote for Trump.)
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“Flake is voting against all judicial nominees until he gets a vote...”

The nominees are Not bargaining chips, Jeffy!

Who does he think he is? Judiciary Committee Republicans need to put him in his place, immediately.

If they are too weak to smackdown Flake, then they prove they are useless, and Trump will have to do it for them!


13 posted on 12/06/2018 4:16:04 PM PST by heterosupremacist (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God.)
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When the new Senate opens on January 3rd, Flake will be irrelevant. Right now, he should be ignored or told to pound sand. Once he's gone, the Senate Judiciary Committee should work a lot of overtime and not tolerate democrat obstruction or delay.

Democrats are scum, not to be trusted and deserve zero accommodation or consideration.

Post January 3rd, Senate Judiciary Committee debate should be greatly limited and the nuclear option should be used for EVERY candidate the President has nominated or nominates.

14 posted on 12/06/2018 4:16:39 PM PST by JesusIsLord
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It’s more important that Flake buries his head up Mueller’s bottom because it’s quite obvious that there is something bad in Flake’s past. Flake is a lame duck, why would he care about protecting Mueller?


15 posted on 12/06/2018 4:18:17 PM PST by atc23
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To: McGavin999

Karma (or Trump Curse) needs to be a Hell Hound on his Trail.


16 posted on 12/06/2018 4:18:23 PM PST by Paladin2
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Why doesn’t the turtle replace him on the committee?

That's a good question. Even with only a few weeks to go, it would be justice that his record of service shows he was removed.

17 posted on 12/06/2018 4:20:44 PM PST by 2111USMC (Aim Small Miss Small)
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24 days, 4 hours and 37 minutes until he’s gone...but who’s counting?


18 posted on 12/06/2018 4:24:30 PM PST by Ancesthntr ("The right to buy weapons is the right to be free." A. E. van Vogt, The Weapons Shops of Isher)
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Because the turtle lives in the same hole with Flake. They’re pals and both hate Trump.


19 posted on 12/06/2018 4:25:36 PM PST by abbastanza
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To: detective

McConnell can replace him. Why hasn’t he. The Democrats would under similar circumstances.


20 posted on 12/06/2018 4:26:59 PM PST by clintonh8r (Truth is hate speech to those who hate the truth.)
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