Mar 14 2012
“I am pleased that Senator Reid has reversed his decision to force a series of unnecessary and contentious cloture votes on judicial nominations. The record demonstrates that claims of Republican ‘obstruction’ were simply false. Indeed, the whole episode was merely a political maneuver designed to distract the American people from the failed Democratic legislative agenda. I am grateful we can return our focus to the most important issue facing the country: job creation and economic growth.
“I urge Senator Reid to withdraw his recommendation that the President recess appoint additional nominees. As Senators we have a responsibility to uphold the constitutional prerogatives of this body, including our rightful role in providing advice and consent to the President's nominations.”