While Democrats Wasted Time With Mueller, Mitch McConnell Was Preparing To Approve More Trump Judges

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made good use of his time this week while Democrats were focused on their horrible Mueller hearing.

McConnell used the time to prepare to get more Trump judges approved.

Townhall reports:

McConnell Just Moved to Approve a Hell of a Lot of Judges

Okay, so conservatives aren’t happy with the budget deal. President Trump and the Republicans struck a compromise with Nancy Pelosi on a two-year, $2.7 trillion agreement that passed the House and is likely to pass the Senate next week. It blew up the spending caps Republicans rallied for in 2011. And fiscal conservatives are rightfully pissed.

But, conservatives may find solace in the judicial effort Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made today. As he unveiled next week’s agenda, McConnell moved to vote on the lifetime appointments of 19 district court judges.

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Politico has more:

McConnell moves to confirm 19 judges next week

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Thursday set up votes on lifetime appointments for 19 judicial nominees next week, setting up a busy pre-recess work session on a top GOP priority.

McConnell’s move means likely confirmation of 19 District Court judges; the GOP leader had focused on higher-level Circuit Court judges for the first 30 months of Donald Trump’s presidency, filling all but four vacancies on the appeals courts.

Now McConnell is beginning to work his way through the 111 District Court vacancies even as the House heads home for the summer this week.

Senate Democrats are fighting the confirmations , requiring McConnell to force procedural votes on each nominee. But under a GOP rules change earlier this year triggered by the “nuclear option,” Democrats can only delay each of those nominees by two hours a piece next week rather than 30 hours, the previous limit. A handful of those judges will likely receive significant bipartisan support.

McConnell has turned out to be a great ally for Trump.


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