Washington (CNN) The Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday advanced a slate of judicial nominees to the floor for a vote, including Jonathan Kobes to be a US Circuit Judge for the Eighth Circuit, despite the fact that he was rated "not qualified" to serve on the circuit court by the American Bar Association. Natalie Krings, a spokesperson for Rounds, also defended Kobes in a statement, saying that his "qualifications to be a circuit judge speak for themselves." "Jon's qualifications to be a circuit judge speak for themselves. He demonstrated as such during his confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee." The judiciary committee also moved on Thursday to hold over the nomination of another judicial nominee -- John O'Connor -- who was rated as "not qualified" by the ABA.
Source: CNN October 11, 2018 18:00 UTC