by Nicole Flatow
“We have a crisis on our third and independent branch of government and it is one that only we in the Senate can solve,” Sen. Charles Schumer said.
The highlights from his statement and those of Sens. Dick Durbin [pictured], Patrick Leahy, Chris Coons and Dianne Feinstein are featured in a video montage.
“The bottom line,” said Durbin. “Judicial nominees with no controversy, widespread bipartisan approval, are being held up on the Senate calendar and not approved.”
Also speaking on the subject today were Sens. Tom Udall and Amy Klobuchar.
There are many problems facing our country that do not have simple solutions. There are many problems for which the two parties have vastly different solutions. But in this case with judicial vacancies, there is only one solution, and it is well within our grasp given that so many of these judges were noncontroversial. Mr. President, this is the solution. It’s two words: Let’s vote.