Harris Pushing to Suspend Trump’s Judicial Nominees During the Impeachment Trial

In an effort that will clearly be resisted by Republicans, failed 2020 candidate Kamala Harris is pushing for President Trump’s judicial nominees to be suspended during his impeachment trial.

Per CNS, Harris, who recently dropped out of the presidential race, used her speech at the committee’s executive business meeting, which was scheduled to consider 11 of Trump’s judicial nominees, to speak out specifically in opposition to the nomination of Judge Andrew Lynn Brasher of Alabama to be U.S. Circuit Judge for the 11th Circuit.

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DailyCaller reports Democratic Sen. Kamala Harris of California and a coalition of left-wing advocacy groups are pressing Senate Republicans to suspend consideration of judicial nominations during President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial.

Harris, who sits on the Senate Judiciary Committee, said it would be “wholly inappropriate” to confirm judges while the Senate considers whether Trump should be removed from office.

“The president is charged with high crimes and misdemeanors, and the Senate must take seriously its constitutional role in this process,” Harris said in a statement Wednesday. “During the time when articles of impeachment are before the Senate, it would be wholly inappropriate to advance the president’s nominees to the federal judiciary.”

A coalition of 29 advocacy organizations sounded a similar note in a Jan. 7 letter to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and GOP Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina, who chairs the Judiciary Committee. The letter warned a president facing removal for “assaulting the legitimacy of our elections” should not appoint the judges who safeguard the political process.