Mitch McConnell To Confirm 13 More Conservative Judicial Nominees Before 2020

Mitch McConnell To Confirm 13 More Conservative Judicial Nominees Before 2020


President Trump’s mission to transform our courts continues.

Since he took office, Trump has appointed over 150 judges to our nation’s courts, and he’s not done yet!

Mitch McConnell now says that as part of wrapping things up for 2019, he plans to confirm 13 more conservative judicial nominees before the start of 2020.

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Newsmax has more to say about McConnell's plans for confirming over a dozen more conservatives to the courts prior to 2020:

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is planning to confirm at least 13 conservative judicial nominees before the year’s end, a move toward packing the courts for a generation, reports Bloomberg Law.  

    

McConnell and President Donald Trump clinched their 50th circuit court judge in just three years last week, just five short of former President Barack Obama’s record in an eight-year span.

Trump has appointed more than 170 district and appellate judges since he took office in 2017, as well as two justices to the U.S. Supreme Court, in a bid to remake the judiciary.

The Hill also said:

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) is teeing up the Senate to vote on more than a dozen judicial nominations as he tries to wrap up the chamber's work for the year. 

McConnell filed cloture on 13 of President Trump's district court picks on Monday, a procedural move that will allow them to start coming up for votes on the Senate floor as soon as Wednesday. 

 

Under a rules change implemented by Senate Republicans earlier this year, each nomination will be subject to an additional two hours of debate once it overcomes an initial procedural hurdle. 

 

It's unclear if Democrats will agree to speed up the votes on the judicial nominations. The Senate also needs to pass a mammoth defense bill, known as the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), and fund the government before it leaves town until January. 

 

A vote on the NDAA is set for Tuesday. The Senate needs to pass the government funding package before the end of Friday. 

 


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