REPORT: Senate confirms Trump’s 9th Circuit pick despite missing blue slips, Feinstein & Harris outraged

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The Senate confirmed President Trump’s nominee for the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals on Tuesday despite objections from both home-state senators.

Senators split in a 53-45 vote along party lines to confirm Daniel Bress as a judge to the San Francisco-based appeals court. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) and Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), both of whom are running for president, didn’t vote.

Republicans have come under fierce scrutiny for moving Bress’s nomination even though neither Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) nor Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) returned a blue slip on his nomination.

Harris blasted the confirmation in a Twitter post on Tuesday, saying, “The Senate just confirmed Daniel Bress’s nomination to a California seat on the Ninth Circuit, despite opposition from both home-state senators. Make no mistake: this is a degradation of Senate institutional norms at the hands of Republican leaders. I voted NO.”

Feinstein slammed the move as well, tweeting, “I’m very disappointed the Daniel Bress nomination is moving forward to fill a California seat on the Ninth Circuit. Both @SenKamalaHarris and I objected to his lack of connections to our state. He’s not the right nominee for this lifetime position.”

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  1. Quercus July 10th, 2019 at 11:21 am

    What goes around comes around. Those two twits seem to forget that Obama did a lot of things that went against precedents.


  2. James Bagwell July 10th, 2019 at 11:22 am

    Another Big Win for President Trump! We need major changes in the 9th Circuit Court. This is a good start.


  3. Thom Peterson July 10th, 2019 at 11:27 am

    _ uck California this is what the 9th circuit needs to stop being a kangaroo court for the democrat socialist !!!


  4. Teresa Chavez July 10th, 2019 at 11:35 am

    He wasn’t in the pocket of the left and they aren’t sure he’s going to take their side in stopping EVERYTHING that the President wants to do.


  5. Bob July 10th, 2019 at 11:38 am

    Like either of those idiots would have supported anyone trump would have chosen ! Lol


  6. John July 10th, 2019 at 11:43 am

    Anything that pisses off Democrats is a good thing, especially when they are from Taxifornia.


  7. Deb July 10th, 2019 at 11:44 am

    Love it!


  8. Ken G July 10th, 2019 at 11:45 am

    Awwww, more whining please! It cheers me up!


  9. Dana July 10th, 2019 at 12:09 pm more for God and Country…one less for Satan and national suicide


  10. Jo johnson July 10th, 2019 at 12:18 pm

    The 9th is not just California!!!


  11. Kathy July 10th, 2019 at 12:20 pm

    Did we think any of you would have voted yes


  12. Just another wrench turner July 10th, 2019 at 1:45 pm

    This is a FEDERAL Court, not a California state Court. Stop the water works! The US Citizens Champion strikes again!


  13. Harley July 10th, 2019 at 10:07 pm

    My question is why can CALIFORNIA Senators “block” a 9th circuit court appointment, when there are, what, 12 or more other states under the jurisdiction? Don’t the other Senators have any say in it?


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