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GOP Lawmakers Opposing Trump Judicial Picks

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White House lawyer Steven Menashi, President Donald Trump's nominee for U.S. Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit, appears for his confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2019. (J. Scott Applewhite/AP)

By    |   Friday, 20 September 2019 09:55 AM

Some of President Donald Trump’s judicial nominees are facing rare opposition from Republican senators, The Hill is reporting.

Normally, GOP leaders view Trump’s judicial picks as a top priority, but some nominees have Republican senators concerned, according to The Hill. Those nominees include:

  • Steven Menashi for the 2nd Circuit Appeals Court.  Sen. John Kennedy, R-La., said the nominee could be “Oliver Wendell Scalia,” but that he could not vote in favor of him unless he got a clear picture of Menashi’s views on legal issues.
  • Halil Suleyman Ozerden for the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas told colleagues he will oppose the nomination. Questions had been raised about Ozerden’s conservative credentials.

In addition, some GOP senators had raised concerns about Neomi Rao’s nomination for the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals before the Judiciary Committee voted to advance Rao’s nomination. And criticism from GOP senators had led Michigan attorney Michael Bogren to request his district judge nomination be withdrawn, according to The Hill.

But Sen. John Cornyn of Texas said: “I just think there’s concerns by some members on an individual nominee. It’s not surprising to me that occasionally there will be somebody who gets nominated that one or more members have questions about.”

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