Good job, Orrin Hatch.
Don Surber approves.
Cheered on by a complacently liberal media, Democrats boycotted the meeting, in an effort to avoid confirmation. Committee rules require at least one Democrat be present before a vote occurs.
Hatch had his committee waive the rule.
"This is all approved by the Parliamentarian," Hatch said. "I wouldn't have done it if it hadn't been."