With the help of Mitch McConnell and the United States Senate, President Trump is keeping his promises to flip the courts back in favor of the US Constitution.
The Senate confirmed 13 ofPresident Trump‘s judicial picks this week, helping clear the deck ahead of the five-week August recess.
The nominees were split up throughout the week with four confirmation votes taking placeon Tuesdayand nineon Wednesday, three of which were by voice votes.
“For too long fairly uncontroversial judicial nominees just like these have been held up and delayed by our Democratic colleagues even when the vacancy qualifies as a judicial emergency. Uncontroversial district judges used to be confirmed promptly in big groups by voice vote,” Majority LeaderMitch McConnell(R-Ky.) said from the Senate floor ahead of the votes on Wednesday.
Republicans have placed a premium on confirming Trump’s judicial picks, arguing that they are the best shot at having a long-term impact on the direction of the country. Republicans have confirmed more than 100 court picks for Trump since 2017, including two Supreme Court justices and a record number of appeals court judges.