- Associated Press - Wednesday, March 28, 2018

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - The Republican leader of the Connecticut Senate is rejecting a request by Democrats to hold another vote on Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s now-defeated nominee for chief justice of the State Supreme Court.

Senator Len Fasano said Wednesday the “vote is done” and he looks forward to learning who Malloy nominates next.

Senate President Pro Tempore Martin Looney and Senate Majority Leader Bob Duff publicly urged one of the he 19 senators who voted Tuesday against the confirmation of Associate Justice Andrew McDonald to make a motion to reconsider the 19-16 vote. All 18 Republicans and one Democrat voted against the Democratic governor’s nominee.

Looney says he doesn’t make the request lightly, calling it “an extraordinary and historic action” needed to “ensure that partisan politics does not infect the judiciary.”


Copyright © 2018 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times welcomes your comments on Spot.im, our third-party provider. Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.

 

Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide