Sen. Jim Isgar, D-Hesperus, in an attempt to appease several Republican lawmakers, said the Senate will not take up its final confirmation vote for Grand Junction ecologist Richard Alward and five others until mid-March.
“We had a couple members that felt like they didn’t get their questions answered,” Isgar said. “They felt like we were rushed on time.”
Isgar said delaying the final vote on [ Bill ] Ritter’s six nominees until March 14 will allow the senators to send written questions to the nominees.
This is a matter of form. The Democrats are playing power politics.