Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer has been trying his best to slow down President Donald Trump and block his agenda.
Schumer has desperately tried stopping Trump’s agenda and his breakneck pace of reshaping the judiciary, but he has failed spectacularly.
And things just went from bad to worse for Democrats after one of the most liberal courts in America was just flipped.
The Second U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has had a liberal slant for decades, but that changed this week when Steven Menashi was confirmed to the court.
The U.S. Senate confirmed Menashi, a conservative judge, by a vote of 51–41.
This marks the first time in decades that the Second U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals will no longer have a liberal majority on the court.
The 2nd Circuit now has seven judges tapped by Republican presidents and six named by Democrats.
Schumer, who was not pleased with his confirmation, called Menashi “one of the most contemptible nominees to come before the Senate” during his tenure and a “disgrace to the seat once held by the great Thurgood Marshall.”
The Washington Examiner reports:
The 2nd Circuit is the second federal appeals court Trump has remade to have a majority of judges appointed by GOP presidents. In March, the president flipped the 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals with the confirmation of Paul Matey.
Trump is also close to shifting the balance of the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to majority Republican-appointed judges, with the Senate expected to vote on the nominations of Robert Luck and Barbara Lagoa in the coming days.
He has also brought the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, considered to be the country’s most liberal, closer to parity.
The GOP-controlled Senate has confirmed just shy of 160 conservative judges since Trump took office less than three years ago — and Schumer can’t do anything to stop it.
Analysis shows that Trump is on pace to appoint 30 percent of all federal judges currently on the bench by the end of his first term.
And if Trump wins re-election in 2020 and serves another four years — it’s more than likely that he will have appointed more than 50 percent of all federal judges when he leaves office in 2024.
Trump’s judicial appointments also include two Supreme Court justices, Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh.
That’s certainly a historic accomplishment, and the Republican-controlled Senate is reshaping the federal courts across the country for decades to come.
Trump has done this country a huge service by appointing a slew of young, fair, and Constitution-focused judges to the nation’s courts.