Cornyn: Democrat Slow-Walking of Judicial Nominees Won’t Change Outcome


In: All News   Posted 10/30/2017
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‘We hope our Democratic colleagues will think better of dragging out the clock on what’s already a certain outcome, which is confirmation.’

WASHINGTON – On the Senate floor, U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) discussed the Democrats’ obstruction of the Administration’s judicial nominees. Excerpts of Sen. Cornyn’s remarks are below, and video of his remarks can be found here

“Since President Trump's inauguration, our Democratic colleagues have been needlessly obstructing the confirmation of extremely qualified nominees, and lately their focus has been on nominees for our nation’s federal courts.”

“We hope our Democratic colleagues will think better of dragging out the clock on what’s already a certain outcome, which is confirmation of these four nominees.”

“But these tactics, as I said, don't change the outcome, which is confirmation, and ironically, because of the even more cynical ploy adopted by Democrats under President Obama.”

“Now the filibuster is gone, and I hope that going forward our Democratic colleagues will recall their previous actions as our caucus proceeds with filling these vacancies.”