Senate confirms Obama nominee following extended GOP filibuster

A filibuster that extended over the last three days ran out on Wednesday and the Senate finally confirmed Adalberto Jordan to be a judge on the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit at noon on Wednesday, with a strong 94-5 vote.

A small cadre of Republicans, led in effect by Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah), forced the Senate to take a total of 60 hours of debate on the judge, despite the fact that he had bipartisan support. The purpose of the filibuster was to protest President Obama's recess appointment of Richard Cordray to lead the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.