March 27, 2004: Senate Democrats Take Stand on Judges (AP)

  • “It’s unfortunate the lengths that Sen. Daschle and a minority of Senate Democrats will go to obstruct the normal judicial confirmation process,” White House spokeswoman Erin Healy said. “At a time when we need our government to be at full strength, he is suggesting that we leave these seats open, and the American people deserve better.”
  • “A divisive form of political gamesmanship has been allowed to extend to the nomination process itself,” Daschle said. “Talented candidates are being prevented from serving their nation. And the views and communities they represent are not being heard. And the American people are losing out as a result.”