Cornyn Threatens Judges and Judicial Nominees
Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) used to sit on the Texas Supreme Court. But the second-ranking Republican in the Senate seems much more comfortable in his current role as Majority Whip. And he once again showed on Tuesday, Cornyn has no problem cracking the whip at federal judges and judicial nominees provided, of course, they were selected by Democrats.
As CNN among others reported, Cornyn didn't merely promise to prevent confirmation hearings for any nominee President Obama might select. He warned that any jurist who answered the President's call would be punished for doing so:
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