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Nov. 18, 2021, 2:25 PMUpdated: Nov. 18, 2021, 11:48 PM

Tennessee Senators Unhappy with Consultation on Judge Pick (1)

Madison Alder
Madison Alder

Tennessee’s Republican senators say the White House didn’t meaningfully consult with them on President Joe Biden’s nominee to a seat in their state on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit.

“It is very disappointing that the Biden Administration, which promised bipartisanship, disregarded the longstanding tradition of substantively consulting with home-state senators on judicial nominees,” Sens. Marsha Blackburn and Bill Hagerty said in a joint statement.

While their backing might be helpful in the evenly divided Senate, Blackburn and Hagerty’s support for the nomination isn’t needed for the circuit nominee to move forward since Republicans changed a Senate ...

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