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Reid: Filing court vacancies is not ‘court packing’

Senate Majority Leader Harry ReidHarry ReidReid: Trump revealed one 'shocking truth' Reid: Dems 'likely' to block spending bill Senate Dems: Add Flint aid to spending deal 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 CornynReid: Trump revealed one 'shocking truth' Senate poised to override Obama veto Senate to vote on 9/11 veto override Wednesday 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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