Biden judicial nominee appears stumped by basic legal terms: ‘I’m not sure’

If a Biden judicial nominee appears to be stumped by basic legal terms, it is best to contact the nominee’s campaign team or the White House to determine how to proceed. Judicial nominees typically receive a significant amount of vetting and preparation prior to their Senate confirmation hearings, so if the nominee has been stumped by a basic legal term, there may be an issue that needs to be addressed. It is not uncommon for nominees to receive additional training and preparation prior to the Senate hearings.