Amid new calls to revisit the Senate rules that allow a minority of 41 Senators to block confirmation of judicial nominees with majority support, the top Republican on the Senate Judiciary Committee took to CNN Tuesday to defend his party's obstruction.
The hearing, titled “Strengthening Transparency and Accountability within the Environmental Protection Agency,” was supposed to “review science and technology activities” at the EPA, according to the hearing’s charter. But Administrator McCarthy was mostly unable to get a word in edgewise.
The group, originally called the Judicial Confirmation Network, was among the most vocal supporters of "fair" treatment of judicial nominees during the George W. Bush administration, including up-or-down majority votes for all.
The GOP currently enjoys a world where their legal heroes can reach the highest pinnacles of the federal judiciary, while similarly-situated progressives languish behind filibusters or are never nominated at all. And now Republicans risk upending that world because they want even more.