U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee
Steven Dettelbach, who would lead the agency that enforces federal gun laws, will still move forward. But only because of Democrats.
The Utah senator is supporting President Joe Biden's Supreme Court nominee after voting against her for a lower court position last year.
Biden's nominee is one step closer to becoming the first Black woman on the nation's highest court.
When Republicans falsely accused the Supreme Court nominee of going easy on sex offenders, Democrats could have taken the opportunity to educate the public about the need for sentencing reform. Instead, they sidestepped the issue.
Get ready for their bad-faith criticisms of Supreme Court nominee Ketanji Brown Jackson for defending poor people in court, too.
“It’s not lost on me that nominees of color have been treated differently,” the California senator said in a testy Judiciary Committee hearing.
The Senate Judiciary chair, whose committee handles the nominee's confirmation, said Democrats are looking for younger candidates.
"We don't need federal judges who are angry," said the GOP senator, who voted to put angry guy Brett Kavanaugh on the Supreme Court.
The "gross mishandling" of complaints against serial sexual abuser Larry Nassar led to "more athletes suffering unimaginable pain," said Sen. Richard Blumenthal.
“Senators, this is not curation as we’ve been told," said Match Group lawyer Jared Sine. "It is iron-fisted monopoly control.”