Wisconsin Senator Ron Johnson created fresh hurdles for President Biden when he signaled he will not support his pick to fill a district court vacancy in his home state. Sen. Johnson’s opposition likely dooms the nomination absent a shift by Democrats.
The Hill reports:
Johnson said that he would oppose William Pocan, who was nominated by Biden to be a district judge in the Eastern District of Wisconsin. It marks the first time during the Biden administration a senator has not returned a blue slip — a piece of paper that indicates if a home-state senator supports a nominee — for a district court nominee.
“Since Judge Pocan’s nomination, I have been hearing concerns from the Green Bay legal community that they needed a judge who is locally based and actively involved in their community. That is not the case with Judge Pocan,” Johnson said in a statement.
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