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New Mexico Democrats hold up Trump judicial appointments

New Mexico Democrats hold up Trump judicial appointments

The Associated Press
Updated: September 25, 2020 07:23 AM
Created: September 25, 2020 07:19 AM

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico’s Democratic senators have placed the judicial confirmation process for two U.S. District Court vacancies on hold until after the Nov. 3 election.

They say the president has politicized the process, so they’ll wait until the voters have spoken.

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Using their home-state consultation authority, Sens. Martin Heinrich and Tom Udall confirmed Thursday that they have interrupted the vetting of the two lifetime appointments.

They say they took the action even before the death of liberal Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, in response to a White House news conference where President Donald Trump rallied his base with talk of his judicial appointments.


(Copyright 2020 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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