Senator Sheldon Whitehouse Delivers Weekly Democratic Address

“This week, President Trump hosted Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and other top Republicans at the White House to celebrate the extreme, far-right conservative judges they’ve jammed onto the federal courts,” said Senator Whitehouse. “If you’re wondering why Republicans haven’t taken up any of the important bills the House passed this year - like the For The People Act, to clean up corruption and special interest influence in government; or the Violence Against Women Act reauthorization; or universal background checks for gun buyers - well, this event is the answer. Republicans are confirming extreme, partisan judges at the expense of virtually any major legislation to improve the lives of Americans. Under Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, the Senate is a legislative graveyard.”