April 3, 2019

Whitehouse Statement on Rule Change for Trump Nominees

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse, a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, today issued the following statement on Majority Leader McConnell’s use of the nuclear option to change the rules for confirming Trump administration nominees:

“The rule change is a cynical move designed to speed up the conveyor belt of incompetent, extremist, and conflicted Trump administration nominees to appointments in the administration and on the federal bench.  Accelerating this conveyor belt will benefit the special interests that have made packing the courts their project, but it doesn’t help the American people.”


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