Several sources told CNN that Scott had made it clear during lunch in the Senate on Thursday that he could not vote for Bounds and the Republican Senator from Florida. Marco Rubio repeated the concerns.
The concerns centered around the contents of his writings at Stanford and the fact that Bounds did not pass on the writings to a nonpartisan committee of lawyers in Oregon who had recommended him for the Ninth Circuit job.
A source described there was then a "prison break" by Republican senators with reservations. When it was clear that the vote would be canceled, several other senators said that they did not want part of the election for him, according to sources who were called in the White House to let them know. [1
Democrats have been against Bounds for a long time.
It was about controversial writings from his college days, which he did not provide the judicial inquiry commission in Oregon. Californian Democratic Senator Dianne Feinstein said that Oregon Democratic Sens. Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkey would not have recommended him if they had known about the scriptures.
Critics say that the writings are insensitive to, inter alia, racial minorities  Chuck Grassley, chairman of the Senate Justice, supported him, and the Iowa Republican said the views expressed were from years ago. The problem arose in his hearing for confirmation and he expressed regret.
"The president has withdrawn it, and the president has the authority to do so," Grassley said.
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