McConnell ditches Blue Slips
For reference, see this from four years ago when Obama's nominees were getting held up due to this "rule".
No longer will "blue slips" be allowed to deny a nominee a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing and vote on confirmation. In the past, senators have sometimes barred a nominee from their state by refusing to return their slip to the committee, thus preventing a hearing and confirmation.
The only people shocked by this are the Democrats, who are shocked by everything.
By fnord12 | October 11, 2017, 2:20 PM | Liberal Outrage