Revisiting one of the most contentious issues of his first term, President Bush plans to nominate for a second time 20 people who did not get up or down votes on their nominations for federal judgeships. In response, Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist issued a statement pressing moderate GOP Sen. Arlen Specter to support the president's nominees. For their part, Democrats reacted to the White House announcement with irritation, referring to the nominees as "extremists."
Bush to Renominate 20 Judges Resisted by Democrats
The Associated Press
December 27, 2004