HONOLULU – Senator Mazie K. Hirono, a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, issued the following statement after President Joe Biden announced his initial slate of 11 nominations to fill judicial vacancies:
“Over his four years in office, Donald Trump nominated a series of extreme, unqualified, and ideologically-driven judges to lifetime appointments that will have an enduring impact on issues such as a woman’s right to choose, voting rights, and civil rights. I am gratified that, in contrast, President Biden has nominated a historic, diverse, and highly-qualified slate of nominees to fill these important judicial vacancies.
“These nominees not only come from diverse backgrounds – they bring diverse professional experiences historically underrepresented on our federal courts. As a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, I will work closely with my colleagues to review and confirm these highly-qualified nominees as quickly as possible.”