Reid: Filing court vacancies is not ‘court packing’

Senate Majority Leader Harry ReidHarry Mason ReidAmendments fuel resentments within Senate GOP Donald Trump is delivering on his promises and voters are noticing Danny Tarkanian wins Nevada GOP congressional primary MORE (D-Nev.) defended President Obama’s D.C. Appellate Court nominee Wednesday, saying it’s the president's job to fill court vacancies.

Some Republicans have vowed to block all of Obama’s D.C. Circuit Court nominees, including Patricia Millett, who is expected to get a procedural vote later this week.

“This is about stacking the court by changing the majority,” Sen. John CornynJohn CornynSenate moving ahead with border bill, despite Trump GOP senators introduce bill to prevent family separations at border Senate GOP tries to defuse Trump border crisis MORE (R-Texas) said Tuesday. “So there is no mystery about what is going on here … they want to pack the court with judges who will rubber stamp their big government agenda.”

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