In this Sept. 5, 2017 photo, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., right, listens as President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting with Congressional leaders and administration officials in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington. McConnell, facing increasing pressure from conservative groups, is promising to upend a longstanding Senate tradition in order to speed confirmations on a backlog of President Donald Trump's judicial nominees.
In this Sept. 5, 2017 photo, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., right, listens as President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting with Congressional leaders and administration officials in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington. McConnell, facing increasing pressure from conservative groups, is promising to upend a longstanding Senate tradition in order to speed confirmations on a backlog of President Donald Trump's judicial nominees. Evan Vucci AP Photo
In this Sept. 5, 2017 photo, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., right, listens as President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting with Congressional leaders and administration officials in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington. McConnell, facing increasing pressure from conservative groups, is promising to upend a longstanding Senate tradition in order to speed confirmations on a backlog of President Donald Trump's judicial nominees. Evan Vucci AP Photo

McConnell promises to speed pace on judicial nominees

October 11, 2017 9:08 PM

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