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Thu Mar 4, 2021, 08:23 AM

Garland's AG nomination delayed by GOP roadblocks




Garland's AG nomination delayed by GOP roadblocks
By Jordain Carney - 03/03/21 07:30 PM EST


Merrick Garland's attorney general nomination is hitting GOP roadblocks that will likely delay his confirmation to lead the Justice Department until next week.

Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) ó a member of the Judiciary Committee viewed as a potential 2024 contender ó said on Wednesday that he is blocking an effort by Democrats to expedite Garland, whom they had hoped to confirm this week.

"Democrats are trying to expedite Judge Garlandís confirmation vote. Iím blocking them because Judge Garland has refused to answer basic questions, including whether illegally entering the country should remain a crime," Cotton said in a string of tweets explaining his opposition.

Under the Senate's rules, any one member can slow down a nomination and force Senate leadership to eat up days of time before a final vote.

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https://thehill.com/homenews/senate/541542-garlands-ag-nomination-delayed-by-gop-roadblocks

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Reply Garland's AG nomination delayed by GOP roadblocks (Original post)
babylonsister Mar 4 OP
BumRushDaShow Mar 4 #1
mucifer Mar 4 #2
BumRushDaShow Mar 4 #5
eppur_se_muova Mar 4 #7
DFW Mar 4 #3
GB_RN Mar 4 #16
DFW Mar 4 #18
Midnightwalk Mar 4 #4
panader0 Mar 4 #6
Omnipresent Mar 4 #8
bdamomma Mar 4 #9
LetMyPeopleVote Mar 4 #10
kentuck Mar 4 #11
brush Mar 4 #12
MoonRiver Mar 4 #13
kimbutgar Mar 4 #14
Postal Grunt Mar 4 #15
Oldem Mar 4 #17
Vinca Mar 4 #19
littlemissmartypants Mar 4 #20
WyattKansas Mar 4 #21
Martin68 Mar 4 #22

Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Thu Mar 4, 2021, 08:37 AM

1. Sounds like they wanted to do the confirmation by unanimous consent

which is often done for almost all of the lowest level appointees (like Regional Directors for agencies or even some U.S. Attorneys, etc).

So requiring a full debate and vote for a confirmation is really the "normal" process when it comes to the highest level appointees (Department/agency heads) and IMHO this type of reporting really is being disingenuous in the way "Regular Order" is being characterized by giving the GOP more attention and "power" than they really have by calling what Cotton is doing, "roadblocks".

The odds of passing ANY Department/agency head by "unanimous consent" (no matter who is President) is pretty much zero.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Thu Mar 4, 2021, 08:47 AM

2. ef them!! I wish President Biden would put in Garland as the "acting" AG and

let the efwads take their time.

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Response to mucifer (Reply #2)

Thu Mar 4, 2021, 09:08 AM

5. He's a sitting judge for the D.C. Circuit

(who passed his Chief gavel over to Sri Srinivasan a year ago). And between now and confirmation, it behooves to keep that court filled as long as possible since they are next in line for all the insurrectionist cases being handled by the lower D.C. District Court that might get appeals. Hopefully they have someone queued up to take over his judicial slot on that court.

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Response to mucifer (Reply #2)

Thu Mar 4, 2021, 09:18 AM

7. No no ... Kamala Harris as acting AG.

James Monroe held two cabinet positions simultaneously, and I don't believe there is any rule against it.

VP is formally considered a cabinet position.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Thu Mar 4, 2021, 08:50 AM

3. It should also be a crime to fan the flames of an armed attempt to take over the Capitol

But, of course, Cotton isn't overly worried about that, because none of the criminals involved there would have voted against him.

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Response to DFW (Reply #3)

Thu Mar 4, 2021, 02:41 PM

16. Gotta Defend Him Here

Pretty sure Cotton didn't get in on Insurrection Fest. That was Hawley and Loose sCruz.

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Response to GB_RN (Reply #16)

Thu Mar 4, 2021, 03:41 PM

18. I suppose you're right

Although I don't know of anyone reporting his dismay at hearing the news, either.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Thu Mar 4, 2021, 08:56 AM

4. He also didn't respond to an email

I just sent asking what to eat for breakfast.

Why is a senator asking a judge nominated for attorney general whether the law on illegal entry should be changed?

Cotton doesnít even know how to ask an appropriate question

And Iím still stuck figuring out whether to wake up and what to eat.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Thu Mar 4, 2021, 09:15 AM

6. I believe that illegally entering the country is a misdemeanor.

I'm sure Cotton wants it to be a capital crime.
"Where's the damn mine fields?!"

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Thu Mar 4, 2021, 09:29 AM

8. What's wrong Mr. Cotton mouth snake?

Your southern neighbor of Texas, isnít keeping illegals from flooding into your state?

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Thu Mar 4, 2021, 09:34 AM

9. the GQP

doing their dirty deeds of obstruction. What can be done to override this? Cotton one of the Sedition party.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Thu Mar 4, 2021, 09:37 AM

10. Tom Cotton is a racist asshole

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Thu Mar 4, 2021, 09:54 AM

11. But why?

I do not buy Tom Cotton's explanation.

Why do they do not want Merrick Garland sitting as the Attorney General? What are they afraid of?

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Thu Mar 4, 2021, 09:54 AM

12. Perhaps they think a confrimed Dem AG will look into trump and his henchmnens' crimes.

They can only delay this for so long.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Thu Mar 4, 2021, 09:59 AM

13. ASSHOLE

As if this will ultimately change anything.

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Response to MoonRiver (Reply #13)

Thu Mar 4, 2021, 01:09 PM

14. He is also a creepy MFer

He has little charisma and I doubt heíll make it though the presidential primaries.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Thu Mar 4, 2021, 01:37 PM

15. If Mr Cotton doesn't like the laws, he should try to change them.

Judge Garland's job as AG will be to oversee the effective and equitable enforcement of laws that Congress has written and a president has signed. A senator with his education, a Harvard Law JD, should know that by now. Mr Cotton is merely grandstanding for the Republican base that he hopes to attract in his next election run.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Thu Mar 4, 2021, 02:52 PM

17. I'd like to see Garland's and Barr's refusal to answer questions

added up and presented to Sen. Cottonmouth. What an anus!

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Thu Mar 4, 2021, 03:53 PM

19. More of that "bi-partisanship" I guess.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Thu Mar 4, 2021, 04:09 PM

20. Tom Cotton is a racist, an idiot and a liar.

"Army Ranger" my derriere.


Sen. Tom Cotton Bragged He Was an ĎArmy Ranger.í He Was Not
The senator never served as an Army Ranger, he only attended the Armyís two-month Ranger School, which is open to all members of the military

https://www.rollingstone.com/politics/politics-news/tom-cotton-army-ranger-school-1118418/


He's repulsive.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Thu Mar 4, 2021, 04:25 PM

21. Are they worried that the truth may come out about them and what they have done?

The media needs to be crawling up every Republican Senator's ass and examining their closest for graveyards that holds up legitimate government functions.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Thu Mar 4, 2021, 07:40 PM

22. It's all about owning the Libs. That's really all they got.

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