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“We are counting on you” to reform or nix the blue slip courtesy being abused by Republicans, they said to the Senate Judiciary Committee chairman.
In a hearing on Supreme Court ethics reform, Republicans argued that the court is simply out of Congress's purview. It's not.
The letter comes after the chief justice refused to appear to testify as Justices Clarence Thomas and Neil Gorsuch come under fire for disclosure lapses.
“We’re not at that point yet,” the Senate Judiciary Committee chairman said of being willing to ditch blue slips in response to Republican obstruction.
The 89-year-old California senator's extended absence has created headaches for Democrats and for President Joe Biden's judicial nominees.
"Is that really how you want to start your defense of guns?!!" one critic asked the Texas Republican.
"It’s not going away anytime soon," Christopher Wray said in a Senate hearing on the Capitol riot.
Questions about the FBI’s preparations for the riot, and investigations into it, are expected to dominate Wray’s appearance before the Senate Judiciary Committee.
The Senate minority leader told Politico that Garland had his support, five years after he refused to advance his nomination to the Supreme Court.
The California Democrat's announcement comes after progressives expressed anger at her handling of Supreme Court Justice Amy Coney Barrett's hearings.