Cornyn: We’ll ‘Stay as Long as It Takes’ to Get Appeals Court Judges Through, ‘Including the Month of August’

On Saturday’s broadcast of MSNBC’s “Hugh Hewitt,” Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn (R-TX) vowed the Senate “will stay as long as it takes,” to get Appeals Court nominees through, “including the month of August.”

Cornyn said there has been “unprecedented foot-dragging and obstruction when it comes to non-controversial nominees, burning the time on the clock on the floor, as you know, which is a scarce resource, on non-controversial nominees that get confirmed almost 100-0. So, I think we need to put the pressure on Democrats, Senator Schumer (D-NY). Because they’re the ones, frankly, who are most exposed, as you know, in the midterm elections.”

Host Hugh Hewitt then asked, “If they don’t, will you stay all summer long, if need be, to get those 20 more Appeals Court judges nominated, confirmed, and put on the bench, Senator Cornyn, even if it’s all through the long, hot days of August here inside the Beltway?”

Cornyn answered, “Well, we will stay as long as it takes, including the month of August.”

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