Senate Judiciary Committee Cancels Trump Candidate Votes Despite Jeff Flake's Deadlock

The chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee has overturned the votes on nearly two dozen presidential candidates for President Trump.

The decision made Wednesday night by Senator Charles Grassley, Republican of Iowa, resulted from a stalemate in the panel caused by the refusal of Republican Senator Jeff Flake of Arizona to vote for a judicial choice.

Mr. Flake has stated that he will oppose all appointments of judges unless a bill to protect special advocate Robert Mueller is put to a vote in the House of Commons. bedroom. An effort to force a failed Wednesday.

The committee's working meeting was canceled on Thursday.

Mr. Grassley's short statement announcing the cancellation did not specify the reason for the cancellation and did not include a postponement date. Six candidates for the Circuit Court and 15 for the District Court were expected to vote.

But the Republican of Iowa said Wednesday afternoon that if no agreement could be reached with Mr. Flake, whose defection would leave the Democrats blocking the candidates, he would "probably cancel the meeting".

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