Senate Republicans plan to move forward with three Federal Election Commission (FEC) nominations next week, raising concerns that the party is attempting to pack the panel with “partisans” after blocking it from enforcing election laws for more than a year.


“For the sake of fair and functional oversight of our campaign finance system, the Senate simply cannot indulge the soon-to-be-ex-President Trump’s scheme to quietly pack the FEC with partisans and let bad actors off the hook indefinitely,” Kyle Herrig, the president of the progressive watchdog group Accountable.US, told Salon in a statement.