What’s the best way to deal with the Democrats?
In many cases, it’s looking like President Trump is finding it’s best to just ignore them.
The MAGA Train plows forward despite delays and obstruction from the Democrats, but it isn’t slowing down President Trump.
He just powers forward.
He just scored a big win, getting another Conservative Judge on appointed to the Appeals Court, even though the Democrats put up every roadblock possible.
Take a look:
Here's more on the story, from The Hill:
Senate Republicans confirmed a 9th Circuit Court of Appeals nominee on Tuesday even though neither home-state senator returned a "blue slip" for the judge nominated by President Trump.
Senators voted 53-46 on Eric Miller's nomination, making him the 31st appeals judge confirmed since Trump took office in January 2017.
Miller is the first circuit court nominee to be confirmed without a blue slip from either home-state senator, with neither Sens. Patty Murray (D-Wash.) nor Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.) returning the sheet of paper that indicates if they support him.
Murray warned minutes ahead of the vote that Miller's nomination was putting the Senate on a "very dangerous path."
"Republican leaders are now barreling towards a confirmation vote on a 9th Circuit nominee, a flash point that, if it succeeds, will mark a massive departure from the long-standing bipartisan process that has been in place for generations," Murray said from the Senate floor.
Cantwell added that the "confirmation process has, I believe, gone against long-standing Senate traditions, norms and the role of advise and consent to his nomination."
It's the latest escalation of a years-long fight over the blue slip, with Democrats accusing Republicans of trying to defang the minority by moving nominations without support from home-state senators.
The blue-slip rule — a precedent upheld by Senate tradition — has historically allowed a home-state senator to stop a lower-court nominee by refusing to return the blue slip to the Judiciary Committee.
How strictly the precedent is upheld is decided by the committee chairman, and enforcement has varied depending on who wields the gavel.
But it's emerged as a flashpoint during the Trump administration as several Democratic senators have refused to return their paperwork on circuit court nominees from their home states, setting up a round of fights between Democrats and the White House.
Several circuit nominees were confirmed last year despite not receiving a blue slip from one of the home-state senators.
Republicans also brought 9th Circuit nominee Ryan Bounds to the floor despite not receiving a blue slip from either Oregon Democratic Sens. Jeff Merkley or Ron Wyden, but his nomination was withdrawn after Sen. Tim Scott (R-S.C.) indicated that he wouldn't support him.
The Senate Judiciary Committee voted out Miller's nomination along party lines earlier this month.
Democrats were infuriated when Republicans held a hearing for Miller during the October recess last year when most lawmakers were out of town.
GOP aides argued that Sen. Dianne Feinstein (Calif.), the top Democrat on the panel, had agreed to the dates, but Democrats say they did not agree to move forward if the Senate was not in session.
Only two senators of the then-21-member panel attended the hearing, with Miller only getting asked two questions by Sen. Mike Crapo (R-Idaho).
Neither Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), who was the chairman at the time, nor any of the Democratic senators were there.
"He will make decisions on our nation's most important issues and will have the power to change Americans' lives," said Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.). "Yet this Republican leadership believes a five-minute hearing is enough for a circuit court nominee who doesn't have the support of his own home-state senators."
Republicans have dismissed Democratic complaints, noting that Democrats, led by then-Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.), got rid of the 60-vote filibuster for lower court nominations in 2013, ensuring an appeals judge could be confirmed by a simple majority.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) touted Miller on Tuesday morning and urged senators to vote to confirm him.
And confirmed by Fox News:
The Senate on Tuesday confirmed President Trump's nominee to be a judge on the liberal 9th Circuit Court of Appeals in a party-line vote -- and, in a historic snub, the White House ignored the input of the judge's two Democratic home-state senators in the process.
The aggressive and unprecedented move to bypass the traditional "blue slip" consultation process and plow ahead with the confirmation comes as the Trump administration seeks to systematically erode left-wing dominance on the key appellate court, which Trump has called "disgraceful" and politically biased.
With a sprawling purview representing nine Western states, the appellate court has long been a thorn in the side of the Trump White House, with rulings against his travel ban policy and limits on funding to "sanctuary cities." A lawsuit is currently pending before the 9th Circuit concerning Trump's emergency declaration over border security -- and Trump had sarcastically predicted that Democrats would purposefully file suit in the San Francisco-based appellate court to improve their odds.
The new 9th Circuit judge, Seattle attorney Eric Miller, was confirmed 53-46. Miller was one of the 51 federal judicial nominees left over from the previous Congress whom the White House re-nominated last month.
Miller, currently the appellate chairman of the high-powered law firm Perkins Coie, will replace Judge Richard Tallman, a Bill Clinton appointee who assumed senior status March 2018. Miller is the fifth former clerk to Associate Justice Clarence Thomas to be nominated by Trump to a federal appellate court, including embattled D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals nominee Neomi Rao.
Miller represented the government before the Supreme Court when he served from 2007 to 2012 as an Assistant to the Solicitor General of the United States. He was also Deputy General Counsel of the Federal Communications Commission.