“Less than a month from the August recess, the Senate has confirmed only 22 percent of those nominated to serve in the Trump administration. By the same point in President Barack Obama’s first term, the Senate had confirmed 53 percent of Obama nominations,” Johnson wrote in a Washington Post op-ed on Friday.

Johnson argued that Democrats are abusing rules that allow senators to use hours or days to debate a nominee and “have required more than 30 Trump nominees to go through this burdensome and time-consuming process.”