Senate Minority Whip Jon Kyl announced in Februrary that he wouldnt run again in 2012, which sparked a brief shuffle to succeed him in leadership.
“There seemed to be a strong consensus — let’s just put that off until next year,” DeMint added.
Correction: May 5, 2011
The article misrepresented Sen. Lamar Alexander’s (R-Tenn.) position on a judicial nomination. Alexander voted against the nomination of John McConnell to be a U.S. district court judge. However, he broke with the majority of his party to end debate on the nomination.
Vice President Joe Biden waits to conduct a mock swearing-in ceremony with Sen. Brian Schatz, D-Hawaii, in the Capitol's Old Senate Chamber, December 2, 2014. Schatz was sworn in to serve the remainder of his term since he was appointed to the seat after Sen. Daniel Inouye, D-Hawaii, passed away.