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  GOP Sen. Jeff Flake, who is leaving office in January, vows not to vote on Trump judicial nominees until Senate votes on bill protecting Mueller
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Last EditedRP  Nov 14, 2018 05:16pm
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Author Kevin Breuninger | Jacob Pramuk
News DateWednesday, November 14, 2018 10:15:00 PM UTC0:0
DescriptionSen. Jeff Flake said Wednesday that he will refuse to vote on dozens of President Donald Trump's judicial nominees until a bill protecting special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia probe comes to a vote in the Senate.

The Arizona Republican, who did not seek re-election and will retire at the end of his term, made the announcement on the Senate floor minutes after Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., objected to his attempt to bring up the bill.

"I have informed the majority leader that I will not vote to advance any of the 21 judicial nominees pending in the Judiciary Committee, or vote to confirm the 32 judges awaiting a confirmation vote on the floor, until S. 2644 is brought to the full Senate for a vote," Flake said in the final sentence of the speech, referring to the Special Counsel Independence and Integrity Act.
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