Good news: Senate demorats confirmed lots of Trump’s judges so they could go on vacation

From HuffPo: Senate Democrats just gave a huge gift to President Donald Trump: They agreed to expedite votes on 15 of his nominees to lifetime federal court seats because they wanted to go home.

Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (Ky.) had lined up votes for all those district court nominees last week. Normally, Senate rules require up to 30 hours of waiting time for each nominee ― something Democrats typically take advantage of to delay action on confirming Trump judges. But Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (N.Y.) cut a deal with McConnell on Tuesday to bypass the wait times and let them all get through.

Why? So Democrats could get back to campaigning and focusing on winning re-election in November. The Senate is now out of session until next Tuesday.

Of the 15 nominees, six were confirmed by voice votes on Tuesday. Another one was confirmed on a recorded vote. The remaining eight will get quick votes next week.

It’s a major win for Trump and McConnell, whose No. 1 priority is filling up federal courts with conservative judges ― many of whom are incredibly anti-abortion, anti–LGBTQ rights and anti–voting rights. Trump has gotten 26 circuit court judges confirmed, more than any other president at this point in his term. Another way of putting it: 1 in 7 U.S. circuit court seats is now filled by a judge nominated by Trump.

Add that Trump put Neil Gorsuch on the Supreme Court and is poised to get another justice through, Brett Kavanaugh, and you’ve got a president drastically reshaping the nation’s courts for generations.

Some progressives are furious that Democrats just handed more judges to Trump, particularly given recent revelations implicating the president in federal crimes. It would have taken only one Democratic senator to say “no” to letting the nominees through this week, but none did.

“Trading this many lifetime positions away for a couple days back home in the dead of August is a metaphor for how myopic the Democrats’ approach has been at this dark moment in history,” said Brian Fallon, who, awkwardly, was previously Schumer’s chief spokesperson. He is now the executive director of Demand Justice, a progressive judicial advocacy group.

“An entire branch of government is being lost for generations, and Senate Democrats are willfully blind to it,” Fallon said. “In the coming months and years, these same Democrats will issue outraged statements about the rulings issued by the very judges that they could not be bothered to try to slow down. It is pathetic.”

Read the whole story here.

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Dr. Eowyn
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Excellent! This just makes my day!

 
Lophatt
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Lophatt

Great. Now all he has to do is fire the entire FBI, DoJ and Sessions. Then the prosecutions can begin. If that doesn’t happen soon you’ll be looking at “President Pence” and a giant celebratory wallow down at the swamp.

 
TrailDust
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This is wonderful news! Thank you DCG! And thank you DJT!

 
Alma
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Alma

Betcha McCain is fuming! BTW How much is this pump and circumstance costing the tax papers? Cain’t wait till is all over!

 
YouKnowWho
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YouKnowWho

“Senate Democrats are willfully blind…” so what else is new other than they actually handed the conservatives something besides the hot end of the soldering iron. And Lophatt. No offense. it is the upper leadership that need to go in these as well as other agencies. The rank and file are for the most part o.k. HOWEVER, anybody with ties to obama, clinton or anybody that has ever worked for them (that ain’t dead yet) needs to removed from their positions, have their security passes – clearances revoked and be forever banned from working for the Federal government or it… Read more »

maryaha
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maryaha

Well, there’s definitely one case that the Demoncrats don’t want to ever see in court, and that would be a trial for whomever killed Seth Rich. I just listened to an episode of the Hagmann and Hagmann Report, where their guests are Matt Couch and a retired NYPD homicide detective named Frank Whalen. They talk about their ongoing investigation of Seth’s death, along with many of the oddities that surround this case. I had read about a lot of them, but there are new ones I haven’t heard about. They talked about Seth’s family and their bizarre behavior in trying… Read more »

maryaha
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maryaha

Here is the link to the video if anyone is interested in listening:

https://youtu.be/SpFt7scobHY

 
Tim Shey
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Sounds like the Hand of God.

 
Steven Broiles
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At this point, I’ll take any good news I can get. And if these swamp-critters need a vacation, I would be very pleased if they never came back!

That being said, I do not agree with everything Mr. Trump does (or fails to do), but, by and large, I believe we can trust him because he has been exhibiting good instincts, for the most part.

Now if he can rid us of that MENTAL HOSPITAL known as the 9th Circuit, THAT’D BE GREAT.

 
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