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Senate asks the governor to withdraw Brignoni’s appointment to the Supreme Court


The president of the Senate, Thomas Rivera Schatz. – Dennis Jones / Metro

The president of the body, Thomas Rivera Schatz, assured that the nominee does not have the necessary votes


By J. Miguel Santiago Colón


Monday, December 21, 2020, at 3:37 p.m.

The president of the Senate, Thomas Rivera Schatz. – Dennis Jones / Metro

The President of the Senate, Thomas Rivera Schatz, gave the governor until 5:30 pm to withdraw the appointment of Maritere Brignoni as an associate judge of the Supreme Court.

During a presentation shift, the New Progressive leader assured that the nominee does not have the necessary votes of the majority to be confirmed.

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“We decided to grant the Governor of Puerto Rico until 5:30 pm as an act of reverence for her to withdraw the appointment of Ms. Maritere Brignoni as an associate judge of the Supreme Court,” Rivera Schatz said during the conclave.

The expressions came after a meeting of the PNP Caucus, where it was found that the appointee does not have the votes.

In this way, the senatorial president explained that Brignoni has the votes of senators Miguel Romero, Axel “Chino” Roque, Henry Neumann Zayas, Migdalia Padilla, Carmelo Ríos, Carlos Rodríguez Mateo, Luis Daniel Muñiz and William Villafañe.

The Senate will remain in recess until 5:30 pm, to then vote on the appointment.

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