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McConnell vows confirmation of judicial nominees

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) vowed to confirm federal judicial nominees in the coming days and weeks and blasted Democrats for their approach to the process.

“I have stated many times the Senate’s determination to confirm the president’s judicial nominees, regardless of the often-mindless partisan obstruction we’ve been seeing from across the aisle,” McConnell wrote in the National Review on Friday.

McConnell recently took action to set up votes on four more nominees for Circuit Courts. In the op-ed, the senator echoed President Trump’s previous complaints that Democrats are unfairly obstructing nominees to key federal positions.

As of Oct. 16, out of 602 “key” Trump nominees tracked by The Washington Post and the Partnership for Public Service, 142 had been confirmed and another 165 people had been nominated.