Skip to comments.McConnell promises to speed pace on judicial nominees
Posted on 10/11/2017 10:04:21 PM PDT by Olog-hai
The Senates top Republican, facing increasing pressure from conservative groups, is seeking to upend a longstanding Senate tradition in order to speed the confirmation pace on a backlog of President Donald Trumps judicial nominees.
Conservative activists such as the Judicial Crisis Network have been increasingly frustrated with the slow pace on judicial nominees. The influential group had threatened to run ads against Majority Leader Mitch McConnell starting this week but backed off after winning assurances from the Kentucky Republican that the pace will quicken.
McConnell has also announced in media interviews that the Senate should no longer abide by a longstanding tradition that home-state senators must sign off on a judge before a Senate vote. In a Wednesday article in the conservative Weekly Standard, McConnell promised that regardless of what tactics are used by Democrats, the judges are going to be confirmed. [ ]
Judiciary Committee Chairman Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, has made it clear hes abiding by the arcane tradition. Chairman Grassley has told me he will respect the blue slip tradition, just as I did, said former Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy, D-Vt. I trust him to keep his word.
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Going from “Slowest” to “Slow” is not progress. Resigning is.
FU Turtle McTurtle. Resign you worthless bastard. Go home to your worthless cialis and a cold shower you rino bastard.
I like your posts tonight :)
Merci beaucoup. Au revoir and good night.
McConnell seems to think by not getting tough on Dems, they won’t be tough on him when they win the Senate. McConnell is a naive numbnuts. The Dems don’t hesitate to pull whatever levers they need to win. Republican negotiation is on the lines of, “You can have anything you want, but that’s my final offer.”
IF he makes this happen, I will give him credit. One area he has not screwed up on is the judiciary.
I took french :) those are the four words i remember :)
have a good one
This is looking like more Trump Winning. This is what leadership looks like.
Sen. Yertle (RINO-KY) pokes his head out from his shell, makes a meaningless pronouncement, pulls head back in.
Eff off, McConnell.
fungi’s on fire!!!
I dont give him props the Senate has only confirmed 7 of Trumps Article 3 judge nominees and there are 50 nominees awaiting Senate action. McConnell and his leadership team need to speed things upno Excused.
A mushroom walks into a bar and says can I have a drink?
The bartender says we don’t serve your kind!!
He says why not, i’m a fungi.
Get rid of Mitch
Hillary Clinton walks into a bar with a dp0622 under her arm.
Beertender says, "Sorry we don't serve your kind."
Hillary says, "I'm shocked and appalled. This is a service dp0622 and you are deplorable."
Beertender says, "Lady, I was talkin' to the dp0622."
Dutch Mitch o’bammi’s bitch ..
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