Grassley, ranking member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, said he hopes Republicans can again filibuster Halligan’s nomination, a nominee to the second-highest court in the land, who they believe has an activist record.
“More than 60 percent of the current vacancies don’t have nominees,” the Grassley spokeswoman said. “So to blame the Republicans for the number of vacancies is pretty disingenuous.”
This version corrects the Senate Judiciary Committee vote on Halligan.
Former Sen. Scott Brown, R-Mass., candidate for U.S. Senate in New Hampshire, holds his hand over his heart during the singing of the national anthem as he waits to take the stage for his town hall campaign rally with Sen. John McCain at the Pinkerton Academy in Derry, N.H., on Monday, Aug. 18, 2014.