GOP senators will hold up judicial nominees in response to Biden's "lawfare"

 June 14, 2024

Conservatives have complained that former President Donald Trump has been the victim of lawfare waged by President Joe Biden.

In response, a group of senators have decided to retaliate by threatening to go after the president's nominees. 

Senators will not fast-track confirmation of judges or U.S. attorneys

According to Breitbart, that announcement came in the form of a statement released on Thursday by six Republican lawmakers.

It was put out by Ohio Sen. J.D. Vance, Tennessee Sen. Bill Hagerty, Kansas Sen. Roger Marshall, Alabama Sen. Tommy Tuberville, and Missouri Sen Eric Schmitt.

The senators pledged that they "will not allow the fast-tracking of any Biden Article III court judicial nominees, as well as Biden U.S. attorney nominations."

"Further, we will not permit the fast-tracking of nominees who have suggested the Trump prosecutions were reasonable, endorsed President Trump's guilt in these sham proceedings, joined or supported organizations that celebrated the indictment of President Trump, supported the 'get-Trump' candidacy of Alvin Bragg, or supported lawfare or censorship in other ways," they insisted.

"We will prosecute a forceful public case"

"While it is not our intent to bring any single nominee into disrepute, if our rights are challenged on the floor of the U.S. Senate, we will prosecute a forceful public case using all the tools at our disposal," they stressed.

"Every signer is pledged to defend against attempts to fast-track the confirmation of Biden nominees," the lawmakers continued.

"This will be accomplished through a joint effort and not be reliant upon a single Member's willingness to hold every nominee," the six added as they drew to a close.

For his part, Vance touted the move in a video posted to social media, saying it is needed "to fight back against the weaponization of government against political opposition."

Vance: "We're not going to give these guys the glide path"

"The basic idea here is simple," Vance explained. "That if the Biden administration is going to use these political appointees as foot soldiers in a lawfare against Republicans, then we're not going to give these guys the glide path anymore."

"I have just a simple message, one to my fellow Republicans and one to Democrats," Vance asserted. "First to Democrats, and it's very simple: if you guys stopped using the judicial system, weaponized against your political opposition, we would be happy to be more cooperative."

The senator then reminded his fellow Republicans of how "there are steps that we can take to make it harder for Joe Biden to weaponize our system of law and order against his political opponents."

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