Idaho's senators to push for judge confirmation vote

Posted at 11:07 AM, Nov 15, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-15 13:07:22-05

Idaho's U.S. senators say they will push for a confirmation vote on a federal judge nominee during the lame duck session of Congress.

The Spokesman-Review reports Idaho has been down to just one active federal U.S. district judge since summer 2015. Senators Mike Crapo and Jim Risch say they are standing by nominee David Nye, and will push for a confirmation vote in the Congressional session that started Monday -- or for Nye's nomination with the Trump administration in 2017.

Crapo spokesman Lindsay Nothern noted that Nye has already won unanimous support from the Senate Judiciary Committee.

Nye is number 18 on a list of 20 presidential nominees for U.S. District Court judgeships who are awaiting full Senate confirmation votes.

(by Associated Press)