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Wed Dec 5, 2018, 04:22 PM

Senate Judiciary Committee scraps votes on judges because of Flake

Source: CNN

Sen. Jeff Flake's vow to block judicial nominees is significantly disrupting the Senate Judiciary Committee's plans to advance more of President Donald Trump's picks for the lower courts.

The committee's chairman, Chuck Grassley, an Iowa Republican, scrapped a Thursday meeting, according to an announcement from the committee. A Grassley aide cited the reason as Flake not backing off his threat to vote against all pending nominees until he gets a floor vote on a bill to protect special counsels like Robert Mueller from political interference. This is the second meeting in consecutive weeks the committee has scrapped, delaying 22 nominees from floor consideration by the end of the year.

That's because with Arizona Republican opposed to the nominees, they are unlikely to win a favorable vote in committee given that the GOP has a one-seat advantage on the panel. If they are not confirmed by year's end, the White House will have to renominate them next year.
On Wednesday, Flake stood by his commitment to not vote for judicial nominees until the Mueller bill gets a vote.

Read more: https://www.cnn.com/2018/12/05/politics/senate-judiciary-committee-jeff-flake/index.html

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Wed Dec 5, 2018, 04:26 PM

1. Good for him. Ironic that he himself would be supporting these horrible people to the courts

but for his opposing the russian KGB agent in the WH.

Correction , but for his opposing SEVERAL KGB assets in the WH.

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Response to Eliot Rosewater (Reply #1)

Wed Dec 5, 2018, 04:55 PM

6. I still would not advise trusting Flake though if he decides to ever run for another office as he

did vote yes to Kavanaugh and Gorsuch.

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Response to cstanleytech (Reply #6)

Wed Dec 5, 2018, 05:50 PM

9. Cannot think of any Republican you could trust for any office

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Wed Dec 5, 2018, 04:29 PM

2. Oorah

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Wed Dec 5, 2018, 04:31 PM

3. finally did something good days before his career is over

too late to change his flaky legacy

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Wed Dec 5, 2018, 04:32 PM

4. bwa ha ha. Hopefully there will be even more Flake-y Repukes in the upcoming Senate session. (n/t)

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Response to FreepFryer (Reply #4)

Wed Dec 5, 2018, 04:49 PM

5. Unfortunately no, I expect the incoming Reptilians to be worse than what they are replacing.

Who of course, in some cases, are Democrats.

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Response to lagomorph777 (Reply #5)

Wed Dec 5, 2018, 05:06 PM

7. True enough. Hopefully, however, there will be an accounting of all those tasty Russian PAC rubles.

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Response to FreepFryer (Reply #7)

Thu Dec 6, 2018, 08:35 AM

17. Yes - everybody who took #NRAROUBLES will have their time in the barrel.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Wed Dec 5, 2018, 05:08 PM

8. I don't know if Flake's always stuck to his campaign promises,

but I sure wish all elected officials did that. IF we could believe each of them, we'd better know who to vote for or against. Now, you can't tell if what they say is only to get your vote, then it's forgotten.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Wed Dec 5, 2018, 05:54 PM

10. I assume these nominees will be voted in by the new 53-47 Republican senate in January

So Flake's small act of bravery is just that - a small act.
Please correct if I am wrong, I would love to be wrong on this.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Wed Dec 5, 2018, 06:02 PM

11. Great, as this is really pissing off Trump I bet! Good for Flake....

...he needs to keep this up for as long as he can.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Wed Dec 5, 2018, 06:49 PM

12. Come on Jeff, you can do it..

at some point that backbone has gotta feel good.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Wed Dec 5, 2018, 06:53 PM

13. Finally...

but too late for me to respect him.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Wed Dec 5, 2018, 09:54 PM

14. Maybe he did something right for a change

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Wed Dec 5, 2018, 10:49 PM

15. Beware.

Flake is really good at posturing for maximum pr benefit, then when the appropriate time comes, he caves. Just like Olympia Snowe.

They have both done this several times.

He wants to put forth a picture of a more moderate republican (for his upcoming presidential campaign), yet still toe the party line so as to not alienate the "base".

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2018, 07:05 AM

16. K&R

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