Republicans Object To Replacing Senator Feinstein On Judiciary Panel

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans have blocked a Democratic request to temporarily replace California Sen. Dianne Feinstein on the Senate Judiciary Committee, leaving Democrats with few options for moving some of President Joe Biden’s stalled judicial nominees.

South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham, the top Republican on the Senate Judiciary Committee, objected Tuesday to a resolution offered by Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer that would have allowed another senator to take Democrat Feinstein’s place on the panel while she recuperates from a case of shingles.

She has been absent since February and her office has given no date for her return.

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