Republicans Tout Incredible Judicial Confirmation Numbers
President Donald J. Trump is nominating judges to the federal bench at an astonishing pace. Even better than that, he’s working closely with Senate Republicans to make sure those judges get confirmed in a timely fashion. Thanks to incredible leadership from Sens. Mitch McConnell, Chuck Grassley, Lindsey Graham, and many others, 1 in 4 judges on the courts of appeals are Trump nominees.
Here’s the Hill with the story:
President Trump has officially appointed one in four circuit court judges as of Thursday, a milestone cheered by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), who has often touted the rate of Trump’s judicial appointments.
Senate Republicans had previously broken the record for the number of appeals court judges confirmed during a president’s first two years in September 2018, after Trump’s 23rd circuit court judge was confirmed.
Trump announced during a celebration at the White House on Wednesday that he has appointed more than 150 federal judges, adding that he expects that to be closer to about 182 in a couple of months.
“In terms of I’d like to say quality and quantity we are going to be just about number one by the time we’re finished,” Trump said at the event.
Senate Republicans joined in celebrating the appointment of the conservative judges.
“Few legacies will be longer lasting than this judicial one. These new judges are principled constitutionalists who have demonstrated excellence and professionalism throughout their legal careers,” Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) wrote in an op-ed published by Fox News on Wednesday.
Sen. Ben Sasse (R-Neb.) said “the President invited me to this celebration for a simple reason: On the Judiciary Committee we chew bubblegum and confirm great judges — and we’re all out of bubblegum.”
Join us in congratulating the entire conservative movement for doing a great job so far! But remember, the job isn’t finished yet, not by a long shot.