Senate votes to confirm judicial nominations

“Although it seems I oppose many of the president’s judicial nominations, I can say with confidence that this is not the case with Mr. Dowdell,” Sen. James InhofeJames InhofePaul blocks chemical safety bill in Senate GOP senators propose sending ISIS fighters to Gitmo Overnight Defense: VA chief 'deeply' regrets Disney remark; Senate fight brews over Gitmo MORE (R-Okla.) said on the floor before the vote Tuesday. “Dowdell has stated that he does not agree that the Constitution is a living document.

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“I only wish we’d get more of this type of judicial nominee from this administration.”

After that vote, the Senate confirmed Jesus G. Bernal to be a U.S. District Judge for the Central District of California by voice-vote.

“I’m very excited to rise in strong support of Jesus Bernal,” Sen. Barbara BoxerBarbara BoxerDem senators back Interior coal leasing review Trump and Sanders whip up debate buzz Boxer: Sanders appeals to young voters with grandpa effect MORE (D-Calif.) said before the vote Tuesday. “He’s going to make an amazing judge.”

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