November 2, 2017

THE ONLY REDEEMING THING ABOUT THIS PRESIDENCY

Mitch McConnell finally has something to brag about: Judicial appointments (Paul Kane November 2, 2017, Washington Post)

No Republican has voted against any of Trump's judicial nominees so far, and in some cases a handful or so of Democrats are willing to cross the aisle. On Tuesday, Sen. Tim Kaine (D-Va.) joined two other Democrats and all 52 Republicans to confirm Amy Corey Barrett to the 7th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals, after Republicans pounced on Democratic questioning about the University of Notre Dame law professor's Catholic faith.

And although McConnell hasn't done so yet, he has broad support in his caucus to abolish a traditional courtesy that allowed senators, even those in the minority, to block judicial appointments from their home states.

This man takes credit for Neil Gorsuch's appointment: Mitch McConnell

He's moving quickly. After this week, the Senate will have confirmed eight appellate-level judges, with enough time to move a couple more before the end of the year.

In contrast, in 2009, Obama's first year in office, he saw just three Circuit Court judges confirmed.

The one reason Evangelicals could vote for him is paying off thanks to Mitch. 

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