December 11, 2013
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) accused Democrats of manufacturing a fight on President Obama’s nominees in order to distract the public from the failures of ObamaCare.
“The left believes the president’s agenda runs straight through the D.C. Circuit Court, that’s why they pressured Senate Democrats to break the rules to change rules — to pack the D.C. Circuit Court,” McConnell said Wednesday. “None of it should distract us from what ObamaCare is doing to our healthcare system.”
Senate Republicans are setting up a 30-hour talkathon to debate the nomination of Cornelia Pillard to the D.C. Circuit Court. A vote on her confirmation is scheduled for 1 a.m. Thursday unless Republicans agree to yield back time.