A federal appeals court pick nominated by President Donald Trump encountered heat in a Senate confirmation hearing after Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee protested proceeding with the hearing over the objections of the nominee’s home-state senators.

The panel held a hearing Wednesday for two nominees to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit: Michael Park, a name partner at Consovoy McCarthy Park, and Joseph Bianco, a federal trial judge in the Eastern District of New York. Neither Bianco nor Park have received blue slips from their home-state senators, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-New York, and Kirsten Gillibrand, D-New York, who recently jumped into the 2020 presidential race.

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