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Senate Republicans Announce Hold Policy on Biden Nominees in Response to Alleged “Radical Lawfare” Against Trump

Washington, D.C. — On Thursday, Senator J.D. Vance (R-OH) and a coalition of Senate Republicans unveiled a strategic hold policy on numerous nominees put forth by President Joe Biden. This action comes as a direct response to what they describe as the 46th president’s “radical lawfare” targeting former President Donald Trump and other political adversaries.

Senator Vance, joined by Senators Mike Lee (R-UT), Bill Hagerty (R-TN), Roger Marshall (R-KS), Tommy Tuberville (R-AL), and Eric Schmitt (R-MO), is spearheading the effort to block the expedited confirmation of approximately four dozen of Biden’s nominees. These positions span across various sectors of the government, including judicial nominees, a nominee for deputy undersecretary for the Treasury Department, and a general counsel nominee for the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI).

The blockade is designed to force Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) to expend considerable time and effort in confirming these nominees. The announcement comes on a significant day as former President Trump is expected to meet with House and Senate Republicans.

In a joint written statement, the Senate Republicans declared, “In a continuing response to the current administration’s persecution of President Donald Trump, we will not allow the fast-tracking of any Biden Article III court judicial nominees, as well as Biden U.S. attorney nominations. Further, we will not permit the fast-tracking of nominees who have suggested the Trump prosecutions were reasonable, endorsed President Trump’s guilt in these sham proceedings, joined or supported organizations that celebrated the indictment of President Trump, supported the ‘get-Trump’ candidacy of Alvin Bragg, or supported lawfare or censorship in other ways.”

The statement emphasizes that this hold policy complements a pledge made on May 31 and will remain in effect until Election Day. The senators assert that the American people will then have the opportunity to decisively reject the use of the legal system to resolve political disputes.

While the intention is not to single out any nominee for disrepute, the senators warned that if their rights are challenged on the Senate floor, they are prepared to vigorously defend their position. “This will be accomplished through a joint effort and not be reliant upon a single Member’s willingness to hold every nominee,” the statement added.

This strategic move signifies the heightened tensions and partisan battles currently unfolding in Washington, as Senate Republicans rally to support Trump and counter what they perceive as unjust legal actions against him. The hold policy is poised to complicate and delay the Biden administration’s efforts to fill critical government positions, reflecting the deep political divide and ongoing struggles for power in the nation’s capital.


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