Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Toomey's Hypocrisy about Judges Is Clear

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Toomey's Hypocrisy about Judges Is Clear

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As was reported by Tracie Mauriello on Thursday ("Toomey Presses to Get Pa. Judicial Nominees Fast-Tracked for Vote," May 12), Sen. Pat Toomey, feeling the pressure from constituents, decided to try to save political face by attempting to move two Pennsylvania U.S. District Court nominees to the Senate floor for a vote ahead of other stalled nominees who have also been blocked by Senate GOP leadership.

Both nominees, Judges Susan Baxter of Erie and Marilyn Horan of Butler County, are highly qualified judges who have certainly waited too long to become U.S. District Court judges.

However, we cannot let Mr. Toomey's hypocrisy go unnoticed. He has become a victim of his own obstruction. From facilitating Senate GOP leadership delay of the confirmation of Judge L. Felipe Restrepo for a seat on the 3rd U. …

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