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Susan Ferrechio

April 07, 2019

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell will be able to get judges and executive branch appointees confirmed much faster now.

The Kentucky Republican wasted no time in advancing his first batch.

Normally a batch of six nominees could take weeks to confirm, thanks to delay tactics Democrats have employed to stall some of President Trump’s judicial and executive branch picks.

But Republicans have significantly shortened the maximum time lawmakers can debate about them and, under the new precedent, debate could only take a few weeks.

Before adjourning the Senate on Thursday, McConnell lined up votes on four district court nominees, a sub-Cabinet pick, and the president’s designee to serve as ambassador to Saudi Arabia. And he plans to bring up more nominations Monday, a GOP aide told the Washington Examiner.

“We’ll clear those,” the GOP aide said of the half-dozen nominations on the Senate calendar next week.

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My Man Mitch!! :thumbup:

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mcconnell-hits-the-gas-on-judges-with-new-green-light

Susan Ferrechio

April 07, 2019

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell will be able to get judges and executive branch appointees confirmed much faster now.

The Kentucky Republican wasted no time in advancing his first batch.

Normally a batch of six nominees could take weeks to confirm, thanks to delay tactics Democrats have employed to stall some of President Trump’s judicial and executive branch picks.

But Republicans have significantly shortened the maximum time lawmakers can debate about them and, under the new precedent, debate could only take a few weeks.

Before adjourning the Senate on Thursday, McConnell lined up votes on four district court nominees, a sub-Cabinet pick, and the president’s designee to serve as ambassador to Saudi Arabia. And he plans to bring up more nominations Monday, a GOP aide told the Washington Examiner.

“We’ll clear those,” the GOP aide said of the half-dozen nominations on the Senate calendar next week.

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My Man Mitch!! :thumbup:

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Mitch McConnell is destroying the Senate – and American government

The majority leader cares only for winning, not rules or democracy itself. He is doing more damage than Trump

Robert Reich

Apr. 5 2019

No person has done more in living memory to undermine the functioning of the US government than the Senate majority leader, Mitch McConnell.

Yes, Donald Trump has debased and defiled the presidency. He has launched blistering attacks on Democrats, on judges he disagrees with, journalists who criticize him and the intelligence community.

But McConnell is actively and willfully destroying the Senate.

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:lmfao::lmfao:

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