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Senate Panel Backs Trump Pick Neomi Rao

The Senate Judiciary Committee approved yet another Trump appointee to the second highest court in the land Thursday.

Neomi Rao, who has clerked under Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas was approved 12-10 to move on to a vote in the Senate.

The President with the help of the United States Senate has now gotten 83 federal judges approved to the lower courts.

Rao, 45, heads the White House Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, where she plays a key role in Trump’s efforts to roll back federal rules and regulations. She has never tried a case in state or federal court, but previously worked in the George W. Bush White House.

Freshman Senator Josh Hawley of Missouri asked Rao some tough questions and had this to say about his Senate colleagues.

“There are some inside this building and outside of it that would prefer I would do as instructed and go along to get along. That is not going to happen,” he said.

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