Big govt, Courts, Politics

Senate Republicans Speed Up Judicial Nominations

Senate Republicans aren’t waiting for the Left to play nice when confirming President Trump’s pending judicial nominations. After the Democrats have used delay tactics for months, the Republicans are now poised to change Senate rules to cut the debate time from 30 hours to two hours for district court judges and sub-Cabinet level executive branch nominees. Republicans will be using the “nuclear option” to advance the rules change with a simple majority much like Harry Reid used in the 113th Congress. Harry Reid is really second-guessing that nuclear option stunt now.

Here’s more from Washington Examiner…

Senate Republicans this week are poised to make good on a monthslong threat to change the rules in order to speed up confirming President Trump’s judicial nominees.

A vote to advance a measure could take place as early as Tuesday and comes after months of delay tactics employed by Senate Democrats eager to slow Trump’s effort to seat new federal judges.

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The Senate rules change would slash debate time from 30 hours to two hours for district court judges as well as sub-Cabinet level executive branch nominees.

Republicans, who control the majority, plan to advance the rules change with 51 votes, a move that would block Democrats from filibustering the change in what many consider to be a “nuclear option” maneuver.

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