May 23, 2005: Marathon Debate Over Judges Set in Senate (AP)

  • “My job is to pick people who will interpret the Constitution, not use the bench from which to write laws,” Bush said at the White House. “And I expect them to get an up or down vote, that’s what I expect. And I think the American people expect that as well — people ought to have a fair hearing and they ought to get an up-or-down vote on the floor.”