Sen. Hyde-Smith will not support Scott Colom as federal judge nominee

COLUMBUS, Miss. (WCBI) – U.S. Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith said she will not support District Attorney Scott Colom’s nomination to the federal bench.

Wcbi 2023 04 06t131528216President Biden nominated Colom to serve as a federal judge in the United States District Court in the Northern District of Mississippi in Oxford.

The Daily Journal and Commercial Dispatch are both reporting Hyde-Smith will not return what’s known as the “blue slip” in support of Colom.

In a long-standing U.S. Senate tradition, Senators from the state in which a person is nominated will return a blue slip in favor of the candidate in for a confirmation vote.

It’s unclear if the President will find a new candidate or if there will be a vote despite Hyde-Smith’s disapproval.

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