Everyone knows that Trump has been getting things done, but he is now moving into a new level level of awesome.
He is about to turn things upside down.
As reported by the Daily Caller:
The Senate confirmed Judge Joseph Bianco and Michael Park to the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, putting President Donald Trump on the verge of flipping the panel to conservative control.
Bianco and Park are Trump’s second and third appointees to that panel. If Trump fills the remaining two vacancies on the 2nd Circuit, Republican appointees will control the court.
The “two vacancies” remaining on the court are held by judges that are retiring this Summer. That means in the next few months the power in the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court could change to Republican control for the first time in decades.
Keep in mind, the potential shift in power in the 2nd Circuit Court would be a repeat of what Trump has already done in the 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.
As reported by the Washington Examiner:
Mr. Trump flipped the 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals earlier this year, taking it from a 7-4 Democratic edge in judicial appointees in 2017 to a 7-6 Republican edge among active judges.
This is a big deal, for many reasons. The Washington Examiner continues the story:
The circuit courts are below the Supreme Court but, because so few cases end up before the justices, the circuits are where many consequential cases are decided.
That makes Republicans’ focus on circuit judge confirmations huge, both sides say.
“It’s a generational change. This president is reshaping the courts for a generation, and thank goodness that he is because we need pro-Constitution, rule-of-law judges. It’s an extraordinary opportunity,” said Sen. Josh Hawley, a Missouri Republican who joined the Judiciary Committee this year.
Eleven circuits cover specific regions of the country. The 2nd Circuit, for example, has jurisdiction over Connecticut, New York and Vermont. The 9th Circuit handles cases in Alaska, Arizona, California, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon and Washington.
Of course the Democrats are ticked off about it. And why shouldn’t they be? Republican-to-Democrat-appointed judges are now 90-83, whereas before our illustrious Commander-In-Chief was in control, the Democrats led with 90-83.
That’s quite a difference. Are any of us surprised?
As reported by the Washington Examiner:
Where Mr. Trump has set records is the circuit courts, where Judge Park was the 39th confirmation.
President Obama had seated 18 federal appeals court judges at this point in his tenure.
Mr. Trump has also won confirmation of two Supreme Court justices.
Of course, it hasn’t been easy. President Trump has had his work cut out for him with all of the shenanigans of the Democrats, who will do anything to thwart his success.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has taken note of their games, according to Washington Examiner:
Mr. McConnell said, though, that Democrats are still creating roadblocks. He pointed to Judge Bianco, who was confirmed on a 54-42 vote.
“So are we looking at a controversial person? Are we looking at an individual that senators agonized over and painstakingly studied? Judge Bianco brings a unanimous ‘well-qualified’ rating from the ABA. He’s already served as a judge for 13 years in the Eastern District of New York,” Mr. McConnell said.
“Oh, and by the way, he was confirmed to that position by voice vote,” the majority leader said.
Mr. McConnell pointed out that one of those supporters 13 years ago was Senate Democratic leader Charles E. Schumer of New York, who called Judge Bianco “outstandingly qualified and well respected.”
“Fortunately, at the end of the day, the outcome is the same. Judge Joseph Bianco, along with a slate of other well-qualified nominees, is now on the job,” Mr. McConnell said.
So at the end of the day the games of the Democrats have failed, even to the point of creating a crisis within their own party.
Trump surely mocks them as he continues to make this country great again, one judge appointee at a time.
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