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.
Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., right, hugs Harold Schaitberger, General President of the International Association of Fire Fighters, after the Congressman spoke at the IAFF's Legislative Conference General Session at the Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill, March 9, 2015. The day featured addresses by members of Congress and Vice President Joe Biden.