The April 24 editorial “A Republican embarrassment” said “A President Cruz might feel differently if Democrats were holding up one of his nominees over policy disagreements with the White House.”
But Republican Senate leaders are holding up two federal district court nominee s, including one from Texas who was recommended by Sens. Ted Cruz and John Cornyn, both Texas Republicans, for a judicial emergency vacancy. They were nominated Sept. 18, nearly two months before Loretta Lynch was nominated to be attorney general, and the Senate Judiciary Committee approved them (and Ms. Lynch) on Feb. 26. There was no disagreement, and both cleared the committee on a unanimous voice vote with support from their home-state Republican senators.
Glenn Sugameli, Arlington
The writer is founder of Judging the Environment, which advises on federal judicial nominations.