Pennsylvania GOP Sen. Patrick J. Toomey, an ardent advocate for free trade, is decidedly not on board with Flake’s procedural maneuvering.
“I am not holding up judicial nominees for that purpose,” Toomey said. “It is very important to me that we get a vote, and I think we’re going to get a vote.”
Asked about when the Corker-led legislation or a similar measure might get a shot at being considered on the Senate floor, Toomey was not sure. He also did not speculate on whether it could come as part of amendment debate on the farm bill — the sweeping reauthorization of agricultural programs that is on the floor ahead of the July Fourth recess.
“It’s also important to me that we confirm good judicial nominees,” Toomey told reporters Monday evening.