The Democrats are moving forward on impeachment, full steam ahead.
And while they are wasting time on this ridiculous effort, the Republican controlled Senate confirmed four more judges.
The Daily Caller reports:
The Senate Confirmed Four Federal Judges While The House Heard Impeachment Testimony
The Senate confirmed four trial court nominees to the federal bench Wednesday, among them a public interest lawyer Democrats say will trim abortion rights.
The package passed as the House Judiciary Committee heard testimony from constitutional scholars pursuant to its impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump.
Senators confirmed Sarah Pitlyk to the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri on a 49-44 vote that largely followed party lines.
“Sarah’s strong legal experience, sharp intellect, and commitment to the rule of law make her an outstanding choice for the Eastern District,” GOP Sen. Josh Hawley of Missouri said in a statement. “I was proud to recommend her to President Trump, and I am confident that she will serve the people of Missouri as a principled and fair judge for decades to come.”
Conservative groups made a last-minute push for Pitlyk after a Republican defection raised the prospect of a narrow confirmation vote. GOP Sen. Susan Collins of Maine opposed Pitlyk, citing concerns over judicial temperament.
This is definitely connected to the Democrats’ impeachment efforts. If Trump is impeached, they will say his judicial appointments are illegitimate.
This report from FOX 2 in St. Louis speaks volumes:
Senate confirms 150th Trump-nominated judge, Dems say they are unqualified
The Senate has confirmed more than 150 conservative judges nominated by President Trump, and Senate Republicans say they are not done.
According to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, the Senate will keep processing lifetime appointments to the judiciary until Democrats want to tackle other business.
Joe Grogan, Director of the Domestic Policy Council at the White House, says the U.S. Senate has confirmed 158 federal judges nominated by the President. That’s nearly a quarter of all federal circuit court judges.
Grogan says the President’s impact on the courts will be his most lasting legacy because many of the nominees are for lifetime appointments.
“In some cases, some of these judges will be on the bench for decades,” says Grogan.
Iowa State Senator Brad Zaun was at the White House for the celebration. He says the average age of the nominees is roughly 49 years-old.
“So these judges will have an impact on every Americans life for many generations,” says Zaun.
Trump has already transformed the American judiciary for a generation or more.
Democrats know this and are terrorized by it.