But Toomey questioned her qualifications, said the White House knows he does not support her, and said the administration had chosen a “confrontational approach” over a longstanding practice of cooperation when it comes to federal judges from Pennsylvania.
“Instead of blowing up a bipartisan working arrangement,” he added, “the president should take a step back, put an end to this political theater, withdraw a nomination that is not suitable for such an important lifetime position.”
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Toomey said Haywood had “struggled to answer legal questions” about Obama’s executive actions shielding some illegal immigrants from deportation – moves that outraged conservatives.
Playing out as I predicted so far.