Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has found a new purpose in life.
He is a conservative judge approving machine.
Over 150 of Trump’s picks for the bench have already been confirmed and Mitch is still going!
Check out this article from VICE:
Mitch McConnell Is About to Steamroll Democrats with Another 30 Conservative Judges By the End of the Year
In the face of some stunning electoral setbacks this week, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and President Trump are trying to get their party to refocus the mission at hand: confirming judges.
Now, with the government lurching ever closer to another shutdown in the coming weeks, and with Democrats opposing the GOP’s attempt to move on to a defense spending bill, McConnell is planning to confirm at least 30 conservative judicial nominees before year’s end, which will bring joy to Trump’s base and build a legacy that will outlast both of their political careers.
McConnell and Trump have already overseen the confirmation of more than 150 judges — a whopping 40 more than former President Barack Obama had confirmed at a similar point in his tenure.
McConnell got a standing ovation Wednesday at a White House celebration Trump held to mark the achievement, and they’re celebrating on the campaign trail, too. “So President Obama left Mitch and me and Rand [Paul] and all of us, he left 142 openings for judges,” Trump said to cheers at a Monday rally in McConnell’s home state, Kentucky. “You are not supposed to allow any. You don’t do that.”
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The changes Trump has made to the judiciary will last for a generation or more.
Trump has now appointed 1 in every 4 circuit court judges in the country
— Tessa Berenson (@tcberenson) November 6, 2019
To date, President @realDonaldTrump has appointed, and the Senate has confirmed, 158 federal judges to uphold the rule of law and the individual liberties enshrined in our Constitution.
Safeguarding our federal judiciary has never been more important. https://t.co/bHvbtkoJ5a
— The White House (@WhiteHouse) November 6, 2019
As of this afternoon, one in every four judges on the federal courts of appeals will have been nominated by @POTUS Trump and confirmed by us here in the Senate. pic.twitter.com/qrEldPMO8g
— Leader McConnell (@senatemajldr) November 7, 2019
This is a huge accomplishment which the media mostly chooses to ignore.
Unless they’re complaining about it, of course.
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