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Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) said Monday he hopes to act this week to temporarily replace Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) on the Senate’s Judiciary Committee, a move Republicans vowed to block.
“I spoke to Sen. Feinstein just a few days ago. She believes she will return soon. She’s very hopeful of that and so am I,” Sen. Schumer said at a press conference Monday.
Sen. Feinstein was diagnosed with shingles during the Senate’s February recess. She was released from the hospital March 7 and has since been recovering at home.
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“We think the Republicans should allow a temporary replacement [on the Judiciary Committee] until she returns,” Sen. Schumer continued.
Sen. Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.), however, quickly vowed to do no such thing, calling the move a means for President Biden to secure a “rubber stamp” for “unqualified and controversial judges to radically transform America.”
“I will not go along with Chuck Schumer’s plan to replace Senator Feinstein on the Judiciary Committee and pack the court with activist judges,” Sen. Blackburn tweeted Monday, adding an admonition to fellow Republicans to “stand up and protect the Senate’s constitutional role to provide advice and consent on judicial nominees.”
I will not go along with Chuck Schumer’s plan to replace Senator Feinstein on the Judiciary Committee and pack the court with activist judges. Joe Biden wants the Senate to rubber stamp his unqualified and controversial judges to radically transform America.— Sen. Marsha Blackburn (@MarshaBlackburn) April 17, 2023