While the left and the media continue to obsess over silly things, Mitch McConnell is taking care of business.
Six more Trump approved conservative judges were just confirmed by the Senate.
Bloomberg Law reports:
Trump Reaches 150 Judicial Appointments as Senate Resumes Push
President Donald Trump has reached 150 judicial appointments as the Senate cleared six more nominees on Wednesday, including two who were first nominated by Barack Obama and waited four years to be confirmed.
“This is a historic milestone,” Judiciary Chairman Lindsey Graham said in a statement following the final floor vote in the latest judicial string. “These conservative judicial appointments will impact our nation for years to come.”
So far, the Senate has confirmed 105 Trump district court selections, and 43 circuit court nominees to go with Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court.
The president has been fulfilling a campaign pledge to stock the federal courts with young conservatives. Democrats in many cases have objected to his nominees as too conservative or unsuited to lifetime appointments.
The latest round of confirmations reflect a deal struck previously by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) to confirm some judges in the home states of both Republicans and Democrats.
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Some people on the left are starting to really freak out about this.
The Huffington Post reports:
Progressives Storm Senators’ Offices To Confront Them On Votes For Trump’s Judges
Nearly 150 protesters crashed senators’ offices on Tuesday to confront them on their support for President Donald Trump’s judicial nominees who declined to say whether they thought Brown v. Board of Education was correctly decided.
The protest, organized by progressive groups Demand Justice and Center for Popular Democracy, targeted four senators ― Chris Coons (D-Del.), Susan Collins (R-Maine), Thom Tillis (R-N.C.) and Mark Warner (D-Va.) ― who have voted to advance at least some of the nearly two dozen judicial nominees who, during their confirmation hearings, wouldn’t affirm the Supreme Court’s 1954 decision that led to the desegregation of public schools.
HuffPost tagged along with protesters as they flooded senators’ offices and essentially took over the front rooms as wide-eyed staffers looked like they wished they were invisible. The senators weren’t in their offices when the protesters arrived, though some aides tried, unsuccessfully, to engage as protesters launched into call-and-response speeches and chants like “We won’t back down on Brown!”
They can protest all they want.
It won’t change the fact that Trump has already transformed the judiciary for a generation or more.
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