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WAPO: Senate Republicans Will Try To Block Feinstein’s Judiciary Replacement

Updated: Apr 26, 2023

This article was written by Liz Goodwin and published in the Washington Post.

Senate Republicans lined up against Democrats’ push to temporarily replace Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) on the Senate Judiciary Committee on Monday, appearing to doom Democrats’ plan to solve the political and tactical problems caused by her extended health-related absence. Feinstein, who at 89 is the oldest member of the Senate, announced last week that she had asked Senate Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer (D-N.Y.) to temporarily replace her on the committee while she continues to “work from home” and recover from a case of shingles. That followed calls from some congressional Democrats for Feinstein, who has been absent from the chamber since February and has provided no return date, to resign from the Senate entirely.

Her absence has stalled confirmations of President Biden’s judicial nominees...

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