Americans Still Waiting for Garland’s Supreme Court Nomination Hearing

By: Rob Borkowski on February 1, 2017 in All Politics Are Local

The Senate is not required to approve the President’s appointment outright, but it is bound to hold hearings in a reasonable attempt to vet the nominee. The denial of even a hearing for President Barack Obama’s nominee for the seat, Merrick Garland, at the time the Chief Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, was in defiance of the fundamental law of this country, and must not be allowed to stand.

Reed Among Senators Pursuing Probe of Russian Meddling in 2016 Election

By: Rob Borkowski on December 12, 2016 in All Politics Are Local

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Jack Reed (D-RI), Ranking Member of the Armed Services Committee, joined a bipartisan group of four Senators seeking to investigate Russian interference in the 2016 election and prevent future attempts on Sunday, two days after President Barack Obama announced his own directive to intelligence agencies for a “full review” of hacking directed at candidates’ campaigns and political parties.