Well, well, well.
The Republicans, who during the Clinton administration blocked nominees then decried his recess appointments, are now complaining of the Democrat blocking of nominees and appointing them anyway during the Senate recess.
It’s a small world, isn’t it?
President Bush, bypassing the Senate for the second time so far this year, today appointed Alabama’s attorney general to a federal judgeship that had been denied to him by Senate Democrats in a parliamentary maneuver.
… Pryor had drawn opposition from Democrats and abortion rights advocates for criticism of the Supreme Court’s Roe v. Wade decision affirming a constitutional right to abortion.
The elevation of Pryor to the bench came a month after Bush used a recess appointment to promote Charles W. Pickering Sr., a federal judge in Mississippi, to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit.
… Democrats point out that although they sought to block six of Bush’s nominees, at least 171 others have gone through. At present, Carle said, three judicial nominees remain blocked by the Democrats.