After Cotton lifts his hold, the Senate confirms a string of candidates for US Attorney and Marshall
After Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) lifted holds on their consideration, the Senate voted on April 27 to confirm a number of nominees to the U.S. Marshall Service and U.S Attorney offices.
Cotton has asked that the Department of Justice respond to concerns about nominees who participated in the 2020 protests and riots of Black Lives Matter in Portland, Oregon.
“These nominations are very important to our states,” Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) said in a speech requesting that Cotton lift the holds.
“It’s a good thing that our Republican colleagues finally stopped their indefensible obstruction of qualified U.S. Attorneys and Marshals. These nominees are vital to keeping our communities safe and secure and they should never have been held up for leverage in partisan games,” Schumer said.
29 April 2022