Top Republicans on the Senate Judiciary Committee will pause President Biden’s appointment of federal judges if they recapture a majority in 2022, several told The Post.
“If the Republicans recapture the Senate, I will continue this fight to prevent activists from being sustained while prosecuting constitutional agents for the bank,” Texas Senator Ted Cruz told the Post Friday, accusing Biden of being “radicals” for the bank To have nominated federal justice.
Representatives of Senator Chuck Grassley, an 87-year-old warrior from Iowa who would likely become chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee when Republicans regain the Senate, said he, too, was interested in slowing things down.
“Chairman Grassley would certainly examine these radical candidates more closely than they are currently receiving,” said a spokesman for his office.
“If the Republicans recapture the Senate, I will continue this fight to prevent activists from getting confirmed,” said Senator Ted Cruz.UPI
Since taking office, Joe Biden has confirmed eight judges to the Bundesbank, most for six months since a president for 50 years. At the same time in his tenure, President Trump appointed only four such judges. President Obama did not appoint one.
Biden’s most recent judicial appointment, Tiffany Cunningham, was approved by the Senate in the U.S. District Court of Appeals this week.
Tiffany P. Cunningham is sworn in when she appears before a Senate judicial committee.Rod Lamkey – CNP / MEGA
Cunningham is the first black judge to sit on the court, and Biden’s White House has made a point of diversifying the Bundesbank
Republicans said Biden is unlikely to catch up with Trump’s total nominations during his four-year tenure.
Senator Chuck Grassley would likely become chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee if the Republicans retook the Senate.EPA
“Trump appointed a fourth of the federal judiciary,” Mike Davis, a former chief counsel for Senator Grassley’s nominations, told The Post. “It would be very difficult for Biden to hit that number just because there were so many jobs Obama didn’t fill.”