Until the Senate formally passes a measure to “protect Mueller,” Sen. Jeff Flake has said he won’t vote to forward any Trump judicial nominees out of the Judiciary Committee, and so far that’s exactly what’s happening:
Senate Judiciary Cmte against cancels scheduled mtg where mbrs vote judicial nominees out of cmte. Cmte is 11-10 GOP. Flake says he won't advance judicial nominees until he gets a vote on his bill to protect Mueller. This is the 2nd wk the cmte has canceled such a session
— Chad Pergram (@ChadPergram) December 5, 2018
Flake bogging down Senate Judiciary with the second scrapped meeting on judges in consecutive weeks – until he gets a vote on Mueller protection bill. 22 judges bottled up in committee https://t.co/nus7e0fq2f
— Manu Raju (@mkraju) December 5, 2018
UPDATE: Grassley postpones Thursday’s Judiciary Committee meeting where several judicial nominees were due to be considered — likely due to Flake’s continued refusal to vote for nominees in committee or on the floor until a vote is held on the so-called Mueller protection bill. pic.twitter.com/DlGzmDI5Qr
— Chris Geidner (@chrisgeidner) December 5, 2018
Flake’s retiring from the Senate so his roadblocks likely won’t be up much longer.
— Dawn Comfort (@dawn_comfort) December 5, 2018
That will certainly be one of Flake’s legacies, but judging from the applause he’s getting from the anti-Trump Resistance perhaps Flake’s resume will be all the more appealing to MSNBC or CNN:
At the very least he is exposing just how desperately Republicans actually *want* Mueller’s investigation to be quashed. Ramming through Republican corporate judges is McConnell’s reason for living. https://t.co/sh23pVS2hx
— Jesse Lee (@JesseCharlesLee) December 5, 2018
Finally Flake has done something that matters, although in this case it merely delays the vote on judicial nominees for a little over a month. https://t.co/kgDnZZ6ibM
— Renato Mariotti (@renato_mariotti) December 5, 2018
I'm glad he finally found his spine, but it's too little, too late. https://t.co/PSt2ifr0TD
— timfwaters (@mrredt) December 5, 2018
— Liz COUNT ALL VOTES Kennedy (@LizKennedy_) December 5, 2018
— (((Huxenstein))) (@BethGoldHux) December 5, 2018
Looks like Flake’s got a legacy.
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