Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer has been trying his best to slow down President Donald Trump, but the U.S. Senate just gave the president 150 reasons to smile.
Schumer has desperately tried to stop Trump’s agenda and his breakneck pace of reshaping the judiciary, but he has failed spectacularly.
The U.S. Senate confirmed Trump’s 150th judicial nominee late last week, giving the president another victory on his campaign promise to remake the federal bench with a conservative bent.
Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham called the number of confirmations a “historic milestone.”
“These conservative judicial appointments will impact our nation for years to come,” Graham said.
Graham also vowed to keep the train rolling.
“As Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, I will continue to push through highly qualified, conservative judges at all levels of the federal courts,” he added.
Six district court nominees won confirmation Wednesday, bringing the president’s total number of appointed judges to the lower federal courts to 105. Mr. Trump has also appointed 43 circuit court nominees and two Supreme Court justices since taking office.
The pace has far outdone President Obama, who only saw 20 circuit court nominees and 74 district court judges confirmed during the same period of time. Mr. Obama, though, like Mr. Trump had two Supreme Court appointments within his first three years.
This milestone is a very big deal, and liberals are freaking out about it.
Liberal advocacy groups said the 150th judicial confirmation is alarming, stressing the need to make judicial nominees and the courts a 2020 campaign issue.
“As of today’s confirmation votes, Trump and McConnell have confirmed 150 judges to the federal bench — a group that can overwhelmingly be described as narrow-minded and elitist, favoring corporations and the powerful over the interests of all Americans,” said Marge Baker, executive vice president of the People for the American Way.
The Leadership Conference, a civil rights organization run by an Obama Justice Department alumna, sounded the alarm via Twitter.
“Trump is taking over our courts with anti-civil rights nominees who represent a gigantic setback for judicial diversity,” the group wrote. “We can’t win if we don’t fight – and we must keep fighting to #StopTrumpsTakeover.”
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.
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