Most of the country has been fixated on impeachment and watched the Democrat-controlled House of Representatives pass both articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump on Wednesday night.
But while Democrats successfully led the most partisan impeachment witch hunt in American history, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell was busy actually working on something that matters.
On Wednesday — the same day as the impeachment vote — McConnell continued to deliver on Trump’s agenda and pushed nearly a dozen federal judge nominees.
As noted by CNN, McConnell “forced a deal with Democrats to expedite 11 federal district judge nominations”:
McConnell’s thrust is emblematic of what he sees as his crowning achievement. So far, he has led the charge changing the landscape of the federal courts across the country with a record number of appellate court judges — currently at 50 — and Supreme Court nominees Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh.
McConnell had scheduled procedural votes on nominees coming roughly every two hours. Two votes were held Wednesday before the agreement was reached to speed things along with 11 consecutive votes in the late afternoon. Final votes to confirm the nominees have not yet been scheduled.
“In less than three years, President Trump has appointed and the Republican Senate has confirmed 50 circuit judges,” McConnell tweeted last week. “That is already the most in any president’s whole first term since 1980.”
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