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Obama slams Senate GOP for blocking judge vote
« on: November 19, 2013, 12:50:44 PM »

President Obama slammed Senate Republicans' blocking Monday of the third-consecutive vote on a D.C. Circuit court nominee.

The Senate voted 38-53 against breaking a filibuster of the nomination of Judge Robert Wilkins to the court, after blocking votes on two other D.C. Circuit nominees -- Patricia Millett and Nina Pillard -- earlier this month.

"I am deeply disappointed that Senate Republicans have once again refused to do their job and give well-qualified nominees to the federal bench the yes-or-no votes they deserve," the president said in a statement. 

"The American people and our judicial system deserve better," he later added. "A majority of the United States Senate supports these three extraordinary nominees, and it is time for simple yes-or-no votes without further obstruction or delay."

Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts and the Judicial Conference of the United States have said that the vacancies "should be filled, not removed," Obama said, and he's fulfilling his constitutional duty by offering up nominees.


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