NBC: Republicans want to make it difficult for Senate to replace Feinstein on key panel


Senate Republicans are not inclined to offer Democrats an easy off-ramp to replace Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., on the Judiciary Committee as she remains on medical leave with no timeline to return, aides tell NBC News.

Mike Davis, former chief counsel for Senate Judiciary Committee Republicans, said the GOP should “absolutely not” allow Democrats to temporarily replace Feinstein to speed up judicial confirmations.

“Senate Republicans should never make it easier for Senate Democrats to rubber-stamp President Biden’s radical judicial nominees,” Davis said, adding that it should be a “red line” — no negotiations.

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