Judiciary Committee member Sen. Jeff Flake (R-AZ) claims that he will strongly oppose the advancing of any of Trump’s judicial nominations out of committee until there is legislation which will protect Department of Justice special counsel Robert Mueller.
Flake was worried about the appointment of Matthew Whitaker as acting Attorney General.
When Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) blocked a full vote, Flake stated, “One further note on this unanimous consent that has just failed today. Senator Coons and I are prepared to make it again and again until there is a vote on this vital bipartisan legislation on the Senate floor. I have informed the majority leader that I will not vote to advance any of the 21 judicial nominees pending in the Judiciary Committee or vote to confirm the 32 judges awaiting confirmation on the Senate floor until S. 2644 is brought to the full Senate for a vote.”