Skip to comments.Ending the Year Off Right: GOP Plans to Make THIS Vital Move Before the New Congress Begins
Posted on 11/14/2018 4:37:58 PM PST by Kaslin
Now that the midterm elections are over, Republicans have decided to use the next two months to be productive during a lame-duck session. According to Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR), Republican senators will work through New Year's Eve to confirm all of President Donald Trump's pending judicial nominations, The Washington Times reported.
The decision comes after Democrats made a pact to take the maximum amount of time to debate Trump's picks, which could severely hinder the GOP's legislative priority of packing the federal courts with conservative judges.
I know that Sen. McConnell has made a commitment that were not going to leave any judges behind over these next two months, Cotton told conservative talk radio host Hugh Hewitt. So its really up to them [the Democrats] whether they want to confirm those on Christmas Eve or New Years Eve, or whether they want to confirm them earlier in December by yielding back the time."
To get things done before the midterms, Democrats and Republicans were striking deals, one of which included confirming 15 of Trump's judicial nominees.
In an unprecedented move, the Senate Judiciary Committee heard hearings about an additional 10 more nominees, despite Democrats' opposition. No Democrats and only a couple Republicans showed up for the hearings where three circuit court judges were being considered.
"We previously asked you to reschedule these hearings for when the Senate was back in session. Unfortunately, the hearings which included controversial nominees for the Fourth and Ninth Circuits went forward, even though no Democratic members and fewer than three Republican members were able to attend both hearings meaning over 85 percent of Committee members were unable to attend," Ranking Member Dianne Feinstein (D) said in a letter to Chairman Chuck Grassley.
Currently, 40 nominees await a vote from the Senate.
Now if RBG could just complete her journey...
McConnell has already stopped Flake's first attempt.
Is somebody going to hold open Flake’s mouth, and take a dump down his throat?
Excuse my dumb question, but who is RBG?
Ruth Bader see my tagline...
Controversial = Regular Americans
That’s not what Flake says....
Disregard my post in #12
Flake needs a blanket party.
McConnell should ensure that the Republicans on the Judiciary Committee the next two years are fully on board. No Murkowski, no Collins, etc.
He needs to get the hell out of the Senate.
We lost the House and now the Senate will be illegally moved from the Republicans to the communists Democrats. Trump will be impeached. America is finished. Everything Trump did will be reversed and we will never have control again.
How does that quote go about people not even getting involved when their sacrifice is as meager as casting a ballot. Well, a lot of Trump supporters did sit out Nov. 6. Most people just can’t reason politically, or mathematically too.
That’s my take as well. But worse things are coming. Medicare for All will be forced onto us and we will be forced to pay for it. Have you read it? It doesn’t allow you to buy any other insurance that might duplicate what it offers. Prepare now for roughly half your paycheck to go to the feds before you see it.
I am never voting again since the system is riddled with fraud. Toying with the idea of expat to Chile. Life under socialism will be very hard and I have no doubt it is right around the corner.
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