Senate Republicans blocked many Obama nominees, but primarily while they were in the majority, said Curt Levey, president of Committee for Justice, a conservative legal group.
“Trump started out with a historically high number [of court vacancies] and attrition has added to the high vacancies. And when you can’t keep up with retirements and deaths, you get an even bigger vacancy,” Levey told The Daily Signal in a phone interview.
“The biggest problem for Obama came during his last two years,” he said. “Now, Democrats don’t control the Senate. They are using a new tool to block judges...”
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