Senator Kamala Harris (D-CA) called on Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) to put a hold on all of Donald Trump’s judicial nominees until his impeachment trial has been concluded.
Harris claimed that it is “wholly inappropriate” to move forward on any nominees while Trump’s impeachment trial is being held.
“Today, the United States Senate will receive articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump and begin to determine whether the president’s actions warrant his removal from office,” Harris said in a statement on her government website.
“The president is charged with high crimes and misdemeanors, and the Senate must take seriously its constitutional role in this process. 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.”
Yesterday, Trump tweeted:
Now up to 187 Federal Judges, and two great new Supreme Court Justices. We are in major record territory. Hope EVERYONE is happy! https://t.co/ymEQljJyib
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 15, 2020