The Republican victory in the Senate during Tuesday’s midterm elections means Majority Leader Mitch McConnell can keep doing what he does best: confirming judges.
The lifetime appointments will shape the course of US policy for years to come.
The path to more judicial appointments became even easier with net GOP pickups in the Senate.
If there is one thing that has made Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell stand out during the first two years of President Donald Trump’s term, it’s been the rapid pace at which the chamber has confirmed judges.
And after Tuesday night’s midterm elections, it’s clear that McConnell is going to get the opportunity to exercise that talent for at least another two years.
In the first two years of Trump’s presidency, McConnell has been able to confirm a record number of judges. The number of circuit court judges confirmed under Trump are the most at this point in a presidency in nearly 40 years — and the 84 Trump-appointed judges confirmed across all courts is the most in one Senate dating back to President Ronald Reagan.
“You know what my top priority is, I have made it very clear, it’s the judiciary,” McConnell said. “The two Supreme Court appointments, …read more
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