In 1991, then-Senate Judiciary Chairman and potential 2020 Democratic presidential hopeful Joe Biden praised William Barr, President Trump's nominee to be attorney general. After the Senate Judiciary Committee unanimously voted in favor of him and shortly before the Senate unanimously confirmed him by voice vote to be attorney general under President George H.W. Bush, Chairman Biden said:Read more
Today, President Trump announced his intention to nominate former U.S. Attorney General Bill Barr to be the next Attorney General of the United States. The RNLA congratulates Mr. Barr and praises President Trump's selection:Read more
Today, Jeff Sessions resigned as Attorney General of the United States, and President Trump announced that Sessions' Chief of Staff, Matthew Whitaker, will be the Acting Attorney General. Under Attorney General Sessions, the Department of Justice has returned to respecting the rule of law and enforcing and supporting the law as written, instead of pursuing a partisan agenda as it did under President Obama.Read more
The Democrats' smear of Justice Brett Kavanaugh is having an effect in the Senate. The Senate is by tradition a place that runs on unanimous consent. Nominations have rules and decorum that have to be followed. If they are not, the minority can slow things down. Democrats have done this on almost ALL Trump nominations.
Democrats file cloture on every nominee, which kicks off 30 hours of debate even if no Senator is opposed. They figure if they can’t defeat nominees they can delay and consume valuable time. Democrats have forced 117 cloture votes—versus 12 in Barack Obama’s first two years and four in George W. Bush’s.
The question this month is whether Senate Democrats will accept a deal to confirm more judges and nominees, which would allow vulnerable Members to return home to campaign.Read more