The Senate Judiciary Committee will hold a hearing for judicial nominees during the October recess amid progressive calls to employ the same tactics that Republicans used in the Trump-era to move nominations faster.
Judiciary Chair Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) said the committee will hold a previously scheduled hearing on Oct. 12.
Durbin said he’s kept within the precedent set by former chairs of the committee. “In this instance, by holding a hearing on a day that the Senate was originally scheduled to be in session, we are firmly within those precedential bounds,” Durbin said.
In 2018, Republicans held hearings during an ...