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Just How Important Is Jeff Flake For Confirming Judges

Senate Republican Conference Chair John Barrasso (R-WY) announced that the Senate will indefinitely confirm judges “with or without” Senator Jeff Flake (R-AZ).

Barrasso stated, “With regard to Senator Flake, we are going to fulfill our constitutional responsibility, confirming judges, confirming members of the president’s team. We’re going to do that with or without Jeff Flake. This seems to be his go-to play right now, threatening judges. You know, he did it this past summer on tariffs and trade. Now he’s doing it in terms of the issue of the special counsel. There is no threat to the special counsel. We are going to get these judges confirmed.”