“What Mitch McConnell is trying to do this week is confirm more judges in a week than he allowed President Obama to have confirmed in his final two years in office.”
The mainstream media focus on attacking Trump over everything has once continuously curious gap – federal judicial confirmations.
This is a theme we have covered for the past two years, including in this May 2019 post, While you were distracted by [insert news cycle], Trump continued to reshape the federal judiciary:
The Trump judicial confirmation train kept rolling down the tracks the past few weeks, as you probably were distracted by the news cycle frenzy of the day.
Trump has the opportunity to reshape the federal judiciary at every level.
This is a theme I’ve writing about since before Trump was inaugurated, Dems’ Nuclear Option will allow Trump to fill over 100 court vacancies quickly (December 26, 2016), and Liberal nightmare: Trump could appoint half federal judiciary (January 18, 2017).
I’ve also focused on how the furious news cycles have distracted just about everyone from Trump’s judicial progress, While you were focused on COMEY, Trump nominated another group of CONSERVATIVE Judges and Republicans continue reshaping federal judiciary, though you probably are focused on Democrat anti-Semitism.
Do you know where things stand now? Of course not, you’ve been focused on Democrat histrionics about Mueller and Barr and just about everything else.
Instead of focusing on the reshaping of the judiciary, the liberal media and activists are focused on calling McConnell “Moscow Mitch.”
The past two days of CNN Democrat debates is another example. There wasn’t a single question about Trump’s reshaping of the federal judiciary, or McConnell’s pledge to confirm a Supreme Court nominee in an election year. There wasn’t a single question about it.
While the media was distracted by Democrats attacking Trump, each other, and even Barack Obama, few noticed that Mitch McConnell advanced more nominees. One the first night of the debate, 11 nominees advanced to a floor vote.
Meantime, the Senate tonight is advancing 11 of Trump’s judicial nominees for lifetime seats on the federal bench
— Manu Raju (@mkraju) July 31, 2019
That’s part of a total of 17 scheduled for confirmation votes this week, of which 13 were confirmed as of the CNN second debate last night:
The Senate confirmed 13 of President Trump’s judicial picks this week, helping clear the deck ahead of the five-week August recess.
The nominees were split up throughout the week with four confirmation votes taking place on Tuesday and nine on Wednesday, three of which were by voice votes.
“For too long fairly uncontroversial judicial nominees just like these have been held up and delayed by our Democratic colleagues even when the vacancy qualifies as a judicial emergency. Uncontroversial district judges used to be confirmed promptly in big groups by voice vote,” Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said from the Senate floor ahead of the votes on Wednesday.
It’s worth noting that as part of a deal with Democrats to allow the votes without needed for floor argument, 4 of the district court nominees were originally nominated by Obama.
That puts Trump on track for 150 lifetime appointees to the federal courts:
And after the Senate confirms the next 17 district-court nominees, hopefully this week, President @realDonaldTrump will have appointed 150 Article III judges — the fastest pace than all but 1 of his 44 predecessors. And he is only 5 confirmations short of #1.
— 🇺🇸 Mike Davis 🇺🇸 (@mrddmia) July 31, 2019
Almost alone, Maddow’s show took note, with a guest noting: “What Mitch McConnell is trying to do this week is confirm more judges in a week than he allowed President Obama to have confirmed in his final two years in office.”
"What Mitch McConnell is trying to do this week is confirm more judges in a week than he allowed President Obama to have confirmed in his final two years in office." – Kristine Lucius, executive V.P. for policy at the Leadership Conference pic.twitter.com/55qaHFO2fs
— Maddow Blog (@MaddowBlog) August 1, 2019
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