Look what happens when Republicans get some backbone! The Senate GOP threatened to keep the Senate in session all weekend if Democrats insisted on invoking all 30 hours of debate for each judicial nomination. Democrats caved.
Senate Republicans this week successfully accelerated the pace of confirming President Trump’s judicial nominees, and in doing so won at least a temporary concession from Democrats who have suddenly agreed to stop stalling these confirmation votes.
The breakthrough came in a week in which Republicans were pushing to confirm four judicial nominees, and threatened to keep the Senate in over the weekend to get that done, if necessary. Under the current rules, nominees get 30 hours of debate, and to slow down the works, Democrats have been insisting on the use of all 30 hours….
“We did a calculation. We could stay through the weekend and by Monday have the same result,” said Senate Minority Whip Dick Durbin, D-IL.
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