Democrats are furious that the nation’s courts are being reshaped with judicial nominees who actually follow the rule of law, not leftist political ideology.
They have attempted to block a number of nominations, so Senate republicans have invoked the nuclear option, reducing debate time.
On Wednesday, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell paved the way to expedite President Trump’s judicial confirmations.
The president seeks to fill 130 district vacancies in the next 18 months. Once he’s elected the second time, there will be more seats to fill.
Many people think Ruth Bader Ginsberg is trying to hang on until after 2020 to see if Trump gets reelected, but given the recent numbers and the complete destruction of the Russian collusion narrative, things look good for America.
Politico reported, “The nuclear option — a change of the Senate rules by a simple majority — gained its name because it was seen as an explosive maneuver that would leave political fallout for some time to come.”
McConnell and Schumer went at it over the move.
Schumer asserted that he was “so sorry that my Republican colleagues have gone along with Sen. McConnell’s debasement of the Senate.”
McConnell simply smiled and then reminded the chamber that it was Schumer who was responsible for the current state of affairs by launching filibusters against Bush’s nominees.
“He started this whole thing,” McConnell said, pointing at Schumer. “This is not a sad day. This is a glad day.”
Politico added, “Republicans first sought to cut debate time on executive nominees, with the Senate voting 51-48 to overrule existing precedent. It then did the same to judicial nominees a couple hours later with another 51-48 vote.”
McConnell blasted Democrats’ “systematic obstruction.”
“It is time for this sorry chapter to end. It’s time to return this body to a more normal and reasonable process for fulfilling its constitutional responsibilities no matter which party controls the White House,” McConnell said.
Senate Majority Whip John Thune called Democratic resistance to Trump’s nominees “offensive.”
Many Americans are thrilled that Senate republicans are doing what they can to help President Trump enact the agenda he was elected to perform.
In fact, many voters point to the Supreme Court as enough reason to continue to help conservatives regain the judicial power that has been slowly and carefully constructed to allow legislation from the bench.