Another Unexpected SENATE Twist Will Leave You Stunned

In a move that is sure to raise some eyebrows among Republicans, a number of GOP senators have collaborated with their Democratic colleagues to move forward with President Joe Biden’s nominees for lifetime appointments to federal courts.

The Senate Judiciary Committee discharged seven nominees from President Joe Biden on April 20. According to The Epoch Times, at least one Republican senator joined all remaining Democrats on the panel to advance the nominees.

Nominees who received assistance from GOP senators included Jeffrey Cummings and LaShonda Hunt, nominated for U.S. District Court judgeships in the Northern District of Illinois, and Orelia Merchant, nominated for a U.S. District Court judgeship in the Eastern District of New York.

Similarly, Michael Farbiarz and Robert Kirsch, nominated for U.S. District Court judgeships in the District of New Jersey, as well as Monica Almadani and Wesley Hsu, nominated for U.S. District Court judgeships in the Central District of California, received assistance from Republicans to move forward in the nomination process.

Although Republicans have a minority presence in the Judiciary panel, they still have a say in the nomination process. The absence of Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), who requested to be temporarily replaced due to her battle with shingles, led to Ranking Member Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) blocking her bid.

Despite this, Graham has helped Democrats advance several of Biden’s nominees. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) recently stated that he would support nominees who are “mainstream and qualified.” However, he added that Democrats are unable to push through a “small fraction of their nominees who are so extreme and so unqualified that they cannot win a single Republican vote in committee” due to Feinstein’s absence.