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Ten Republican senators are stepping up to challenge Democrat bills and Biden’s nominees following former President Donald Trump’s recent conviction in New York. This group, led by Senator Mike Lee (R-UT), is pledging to slow down the legislative process in the Senate as a response to what they view as a politicized attack on Trump.

The pledge from these senators criticizes the Biden administration for undermining the rule of law and engaging in actions they believe are tearing the country apart. “As a Senate Republican conference, we are unwilling to aid and abet this White House in its project to tear this country apart,” the statement reads. “To that end, we will not 1) allow any increase to non-security related funding for this administration, or any appropriations bill which funds partisan lawfare; 2) vote to confirm this administration’s political and judicial appointees; and 3) allow expedited consideration and passage of Democrat legislation or authorities that are not directly relevant to the safety of the American people.”

This pledge, which poses a significant challenge for Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY), has been signed by Lee along with Senators J.D. Vance (R-OH), Tommy Tuberville (R-AL), Eric Schmitt (R-MO), Marsha Blackburn (R-TN), Rick Scott (R-FL), Roger Marshall (R-KS), Marco Rubio (R-FL), Josh Hawley (R-MO), and Ron Johnson (R-WI). Lee has kept the letter open for additional signatures, urging other members to join the cause.

While the senators’ protest might not completely halt action in the Democrat-controlled Senate, it is expected to slow down the legislative process. According to Axios, the move could create significant delays, especially for nominations. Politico adds that Schumer could face considerable challenges, particularly with confirmations, as the Senate may need to go through time-consuming procedural steps that are typically bypassed.

“So far this year, about half of non-military and non-Foreign Service nominees have been confirmed by voice vote, which requires agreement from all 100 senators and skips time-consuming procedural steps,” Politico’s report explains. “Schumer could be forced to trudge through cloture votes and debate, eating up precious floor time that he might prefer to expend on election-year messaging bills.”

This effort by the Republican senators represents a strong pushback against what they see as a partisan misuse of the judicial system, and it underscores their commitment to challenging the Biden administration’s legislative and executive actions.