…by a flake. Senator Jeff Flake (D R, AZ) says he’s going to block any and all judicial nominees until he gets his way.
Myself and a number of senators, at least a few of us, will stand up and say let’s not move any more judges until we get a vote, for example, on tariffs[.]
This is just another ego move by a flake Senator. Were Jeff Flake serious about this, he would have moved before he rendered himself a lame duck Senator; there were plenty of questions on which he could have done this sort of thing besides tariffs. He chose to wait, though, until there would be no consequences for his ego trip.
Now he’s ready to destroy the judiciary, to let it get populated by a later administration with activist judges and Justices for whom the law and the Constitution are mere suggestions, to be disregarded when they become inconvenient to those activists’ personal agendas.