Today, People For the American Way called on the U.S. Senate to confirm President Obama's nominee to the 3rd Circuit Court of Appeals, Joseph Greenaway.
"Judge Greenaway is a competent, qualified, fair-minded nominee who should be confirmed for this position as soon as possible," said Marge Baker, Executive Vice President at People For the American Way. "He was approved unanimously by the Judiciary Committee. There's absolutely no reason to delay his confirmation to this post."
Greenaway is nominated to fill the seat previously held by Justice Samuel Alito, prior to his confirmation to the Supreme Court. The seat has been vacant since that time.
"In the last year, the level of obstruction displayed by the GOP has been unprecedented," said Baker. "Although there's been much attention to Republican delay tactics aimed at high-profile nominees and legislation, Judge Greenaway illustrates the fact that even consensus picks with broad bipartisan support are being held up. None of us are well served by that situation. Joseph Greenaway should be confirmed without any further delay."