Press Releases

LCV Statement on McConnell Rule Change

Apr 3, 2019

Contact: Holly Burke, 202-454-4554,

Washington D.C.- In response to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s decision to unilaterally change Senate rules to rush confirmation of Trump nominees, the League of Conservation Voters released the following statement from Judiciary Program Director Ben Driscoll:


“McConnell is once again changing the rules and rigging the system so that he can ram though more of Trump’s extreme, partisan judges. After blocking dozens of President Obama’s judicial nominations, including Merrick Garland’s nomination to the Supreme Court, McConnell is slashing the time for floor debate so he can pack the courts at record pace. This is the height of hypocrisy, and extremely troubling given the multiple nominees who have failed to disclose or hidden damaging writings from their records, only to have them emerge in the final days of debate. Senate Republicans are playing political games with these lifetime positions, and we will face the harmful consequences for decades to come.”