Flake: I'll Block Judges Until Mueller Protection Vote

Jeff Flake bites lip

Jeff Flake bites lip

Lindsey Graham to lead the Judiciary Committee.

"It's legitimate that the bill be brought up", Grassley said. A judge would then have 10 days to decide whether the firing fell under the legislation's criteria for good cause and stop the firing if necessary.

Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA) plans to swap his chairmanship of the Senate Judiciary Committee for that of the Finance Committee, seemingly clearing the way for Sen. Chris Coons, D-Del., speak to reporters about their effort to bring up legislation to protect Special Counsel Robert Mueller.

Two potential Republican allies for Flake, Sens.

"I have informed the Majority Leader that I will not vote to advance any of the 21 judicial nominees pending in the Judiciary Committee, or vote to confirm the 32 judges awaiting a confirmation vote on the floor", Flake said Wednesday, "until S. 2644 is brought to the full Senate for a vote".

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Ross Taylor has dished out some good performances and would be expected to continue that in the longest format as well. Kane Williamson, Jeet Raval and Neil Wagner are considerable options from New Zealand for multipliers.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said after meeting with President Donald Trump Thursday that he expects to reach an agreement to avoid a partial government shutdown next month and address the president's demands for funds for a border wall. Flake said in a speech on the Senate floor Wednesday.

"We talked about border security and how to resolve all this, and we're optimistic we have a way forward, ' McConnell of Kentucky said after he and Senate Appropriations Chairman Richard Shelby of Alabama met with the president".

Flake on Thursday insisted the bill would have GOP support beyond the Judiciary Committee.

Graham has previously expressed interest in heading the Senate Judiciary Committee, a post critical to Trump agenda goals, including judicial confirmations.

While Grassley said he was not "in the forefront with Flake advocating that the leader do so and so", he believes the legislation should pass.

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