Senate panel delays vote on William Barr’s AG nomination until next week

Greg Nash

The Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday delayed a vote on William Barr’s nomination as attorney general until next week.

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), who oversees the panel, announced the new date for consideration of President Trump’s pick to lead the Justice Department.
{mosads}Barr’s nomination was on the committee’s agenda for the first time this week. Under committee rules any member of the panel can request a one-week delay.
Nominations are routinely held over for a week, and several senators, including Graham, acknowledged that they expected Barr’s nomination to be delayed.
In addition to Barr, the committee held over dozens of judicial nominees. 
With Republicans holding a 12-10 majority on the panel, Barr’s nomination is expected to advance to the full Senate for a confirmation vote.
No Democrats on the committee have said they will support Barr, who served as attorney general under former President George H.W. Bush.
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