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CONFIRMATIONS: In Senate floor remarks on Thursday, Sen. @tedcruz  accused Democrats of an "abuse of power" for breaking Judiciary Committee rules to move forward the nomination of Vanita Gupta, President Biden's nominee for Associate Attorney General.

Senate Republicans are threatening to block critical nominees with broad law enforcement support because they claim Senate Judiciary Committee Rule IV wasn’t followed. Remember when Republicans didn’t seem to mind Rule IV violations so much?

The bill is led by House Judiciary Committee ChairJerry Nadler, Subcommittee chair Hank Johnson, and freshman Rep. Mondaire Jones.  In the Senate, the bill is being championed by Ed Markey of Massachusetts.

Tonight's absolute worst: Republicans on the Senate Judiciary Committee, who @JoyAnnReid  says “managed to simultaneously mansplain and whitesplain” at DOJ Civil Rights division nominee Kristen Clarke on matters of race. #TheReidOut 

As Chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee, I’m committed to meeting this historic moment with real change. I urge all Chicagoans to continue to face this tragedy with peaceful resolve in order to honor Adam’s memory & work constructively to bring the change we need.

Senate discharges Gupta from Judiciary Committee, 49-34. Gupta had tied in committee

Kristen Clarke in line to become the first woman and the first woman of color to formally lead the Justice Department's Civil Rights Division. She appeared before the Senate Judiciary Committee today:

It seems like the Republicans on the Senate Judiciary Committee have been watching a lot of Tucker Carlson lately.

Tenn. Senate Judiciary Committee advances bill to study licensure, regulation of medical marijuana


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Due to Minority Leader McConnell’s obstruction, Senate Republicans still control the Judiciary Committee and are blocking Merrick Garland’s AG confirmation hearing. They must let Garland get to work on preventing future domestic terror attacks like the January 6 attack.

Every member on the Senate Judiciary Committee must be tested for COVID-19 before the Supreme Court confirmation hearings start on Monday.

We now have two members of the Senate Judiciary Committee who have tested positive for COVID, and there may be more. I wish my colleagues well. It is irresponsible and dangerous to move forward with a hearing, and there is absolutely no good reason to do so.

Two Senate Judiciary Committee members tested positive for COVID-19 today. We don't know when we'll know just how many people have been infected. The Senate cannot safely proceed on the Supreme Court nomination. We must focus on containing this virus to protect members and staff.

Judiciary Committee approves Judge Barrett. Moves to full Senate for final vote. Big day for America!

If the FBI or DOJ was infiltrating a campaign for the benefit of another campaign, that is a really big deal. Only the release or review of documents that the House Intelligence Committee (also, Senate Judiciary) is asking for can give the conclusive answers. Drain the Swamp!

How does Da Nang Dick (Blumenthal) serve on the Senate Judiciary Committee when he defrauded the American people about his so called War Hero status in Vietnam, only to later admit, with tears pouring down his face, that he was never in Vietnam. An embarrassment to our Country!

Moments ago I walked out of the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on Kavanaugh. This hearing is a sham and Dr. Ford and the American people deserve better.

Earlier this year, we passed S.2644, the Special Counsel Independence and Integrity Act, out of the Senate Judiciary Committee. The bill would safeguard Robert Mueller’s investigation. Leader McConnell should bring the bill to the Senate floor as soon as possible

We continue to find more evidence that Judge Kavanaugh misled me and the Judiciary Committee under oath. I’m posting important documents that Senate Republicans didn’t want the American people to see. We deserve transparency about this nominee.