I think the process is unfair. I think it's been politicized. The public is sick and tired of bickering. Even if Judge Pickering is rejected, I hope we would follow the precedents of Judge Robert Bork and Justice Clarence Thomas and other federal nominees and have the full Senate consider the matter.
The Utah Republican cited a statute Title 18 U.S.C. 535 which says, The attorney general and the FBI may investigate any violation of the criminal code involving government officers and employees. ... This concurrent grant of investigatory power authorizes you to exercise independent judgment in conducting criminal investigations.