Judge Amy Coney Barrett’s nomination will move to the full Senate on Monday.
“Whether a question is easy or hard, I can’t take a position on it,’ Supreme Court nominee Amy Barrett said.
Democrats believe attacking Barrett on how she would rule on the ACA at the Supreme Court is their best weapon.
The CT senators have already rejected Barrett for her legal views. Now they say her nomination is ‘illegitimate’ too.
Blumenthal and other Democrats hope to win the war on messaging about the folly of replacing Ginsburg with a conservative.
Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz also said he was “surprised” that U.S. Attorney General John Durham disagreed with him about the Russia probe.
Unlike controversial Trump nominees to the federal bench, Superior Court Judge Barbara Jongbloed has the support of her home state Democratic senators and is virtually assured confirmation.
Federal prosecutor William Nardini on Thursday moved closer to filling a Connecticut seat on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit as the Senate Judiciary Committee cast a lopsided, bipartisan vote in favor of his nomination.
Rep. Jim Himes, who will question Robert Mueller Wednesday, says the former special counsel is ‘”a very careful person.”
His experience as a prosecutor and litigator gives him great experience for the job, while Donald Trump gave the senator a focus.
Attorney General William Barr deflected criticism from Blumenthal and other Democrats about his characterization of Robert Mueller’s report.
Several Connecticut lawmakers are heavily involved in the Democrat’s Plan B” to continue investigations into the Trump administration.
WASHINGTON — At issue is William Barr’s failure to commit to making Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report public.
WASHINGTON – Sen. Richard Blumenthal continued his campaign against acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker on Monday, requesting a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing into whether Whitaker violated the Hatch Act, a federal law that prohibits government employees from participating in political activities.
WASHINGTON – Sen. Richard Blumenthal joined two other Senate Democrats on Monday in suing to block Matthew Whitaker from serving as President Donald Trump’s acting attorney general. The lawsuit argues that the Constitution’s Appointments Clause requires that the Senate confirm high-level federal government officials, including the Attorney General, before they exercise the duties of the office.