Johnson Responds to Judicial Nomination of Donald K. Schott

WASHINGTON — Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) responded Tuesday to news of the nomination of Donald Karl Schott of Madison to be United States Circuit Judge for the Seventh Circuit. Johnson said this:

"While I remain disappointed that the process that resulted in the successful confirmation of two district court's judges was short-circuited in the case of Mr. Schott's nomination, I will review this appointment thoroughly and fairly.  Until a candidate is nominated by the White House, his background check by the FBI is not made available to senators.  Now that Mr. Schott has been nominated, I plan to review his file and conduct other appropriate vetting before making any determinations."