Senate Republican leadership has drawn criticism of delaying the confirmation of numerous judges appointed by President Obama, including Srinivasan.
But at yesterday’s 90 minute confirmation hearing, Republicans were full of praise of Srinivasan’s qualifications. The attorney has already been mentioned as a possible US Supreme Court nominee in the near future.
According to the Daily News. Republican Senator Orin Hatch is poised to vote for confirmation. I think you’re going to make a great Circuit Court of Appeals judge,” according to Huffington Post.
Another conservative republican and Tea Party member Senator Ted Cruz echoed those remarks.
“I am hopeful that our friendship will not be seen as a strike against you by some.” he joked.
Srinivasan was introduced by Democratic leader Senator Mark Warner.
“Sri is exceptionally well qualified to carry out the duties and responsibilities of a judge on the US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia,” Warner said.