In a rare public appearance, White House Counsel Robert Bauer pleaded today for senators to allow confirmation votes on more of President Barack Obama’s judicial nominees.

Bauer, pictured above, spoke at an event organized by the liberal American Constitution Society and echoed what members of both parties have said for years, that the Senate confirmation process is broken. He said the Obama administration wants to move past debates about who’s at fault for delays and find a way to get nominees up-or-down votes.

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