(Brendan Clarey, Liberty Headlines) Conservatives are anxious to see President Trump’s judicial nominations approved and are ramping up the pressure on Senate Republicans.

The Conservative Action Project and the Judicial Crisis Network are the latest groups to demand action from Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and Republicans, according to Politico.

The memo published Tuesday by the Conservative Action Project, an organization self-described as “over 100 organizations representing all major elements of the conservative movement,” gets to the heart of the issue: slackers in the Senate.

“The slow pace of Senate confirmations is exacerbated by the Senate’s continued insistence on working no more than 2 ½ days a week – arriving on Monday evening for a handful of votes, and departing, on average, by 2:30 p.m. each Thursday afternoon,” the memo reads. They also insist that previous Senates worked harder, spending more time in session and staying later.

Then the focus of the memo shifts, blaming the Republican majority for the delays.

 

“Also troubling is the Republican insistence that Democrats are ‘obstructing’ votes on these nominations, as claimed in a recent press release from the Senate Majority Leader’s office,” the memo says. “It is unclear what obstruction is taking place. Democrats no longer have the ability to filibuster any nominees, judicial or executive. Any simple objections they do make – such as running all post-cloture time – are simply process objections that can be easily overcome.”

They then take aim at Majority Mitch McConnell, urging him to work around Democrats’ delays by “forcing continuous session overnight and through the weekend.” They say that if that happened, they “could confirm up to five nominees every week even if Democrats made them run the full post-cloture time on each nomination.” The post-cloture time is 30 hours.

“Democrats may be able to delay consideration of nominees for a short time, but they ultimately can no longer obstruct,” the memo said. “In the absence of the filibuster, the fate of every nominee rests solely with Majority Leader McConnell and the will of the GOP conference to do the necessary work.”…

[The rest of this article — by another writer, not by me — is here — Quin]

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