Democrats continue to hold up Trump’s federal court nominees

(National SentinelJudicial Branch: Democrats in the Senate have been doing all they can to slow down President Donald J. Trump’s nominees to the federal bench, and they are continuing to do so even as vacancies pile up.

In fact, the Washington Times reports, Democrats can currently draw out debate on nominations for as long as eight weeks.

The Senate spent the entire week this week debating several of Trump’s nominees, confirming just five of them:

At that rate, it would take nearly eight weeks of working every day and doing nothing else — no tax overhaul, no year-end spending bills, no debt increase, no Children’s Health Insurance Program extension — to confirm the 47 other judicial nominees the president has pending.

If the president were put forth the 100 nominations for the remaining federal court vacancies, it would take four months to get all of them approved, again with the Senate doing nothing else.

Republicans hold a majority in the Senate so it isn’t as if Democrats can do anything to stop Trump’s nominees. However, the length of time it is taking to get them confirmed is frustrating to the GOP.

“Democrats have shown that, in most cases, it is far too much time, because even though we have to spend all of the time, they use very little of [that time] talking about the nominees,” said Sen. John Barrasso, R-Wyoming.

He has proposed a measure limiting debate on lower court nominees to just two hours, though appeals court nominees would still be subject to the full 30 hours. Republicans agreed to just such a proposal in 2013 when they were in the Senate minority.

Now, however, Democrats are saying they won’t make the same agreement with Republicans, the Times noted.

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2 Comments on "Democrats continue to hold up Trump’s federal court nominees"

  1. It’s so awesome to watch them all going down in flames, venal corrupt leftist traitors.
    Can’t wait to see what kind of spectacle Antifa makes of itself tomorrow.

  2. Its very tricky.Trying to subvert thorough debate can lead to monstrous consequences if evil wins the peoples confidence in another election.Best to have all the corrupt criminals in corporate world and government rounded up and deported to Mars first.Course that would take years and trying to stay alive n meantime would necessitate hissing like asssange in some safe custody too.Impossible dreams?

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