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Trump, McConnell push ahead with judicial nominations amid coronavirus, presidential election
Fox News ^ | April 6, 2020 | Tyler Olson

Posted on 04/06/2020 1:28:59 PM PDT by jazusamo

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President Trump and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., are pushing ahead with an aggressive effort to get more federal judges confirmed amid the global coronavirus pandemic, as they grapple with the possibility that the November elections could wrest away Republican control of the Senate and White House.

Losing the White House or control of the Senate would be a major blow to efforts to install conservative jurists on the federal bench, as the president nominates judicial nominees and the Senate confirms them. McConnell -- who takes great pride in confirming Trump's judicial nominees -- has made clear he wants to fill as many vacancies as possible in 2020.

"My motto for the rest of the year is 'leave no vacancy behind,'" McConnell said at a dinner for the Federalist Society, a group for conservative and libertarian lawyers, at Union Station last November.

The majority leader and the president have had other things on their mind lately, passing in a matter of weeks three coronavirus relief packages with the most recent totaling more than $2.2 trillion worth of economic stimulus and disease-fighting measures. But they still found time on Friday to announce the nomination of Judge Justin Walker, a McConnell ally from Kentucky and former clerk for then-judge Brett Kavanaugh, to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia.

"I am proud that President Trump’s search took him outside the Beltway and into the Bluegrass," McConnell said in a statement on the nominee to the D.C. Circuit, which is widely viewed as a feeder bench to the Supreme Court. "He has chosen a rising Kentucky star, born and raised in Louisville, to refresh the second-most-important federal court in the country."

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TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: federaljudges; judicialnominees; mcconnell; presidenttrump; trump; ussenate
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Good, McConnell has done an excellent job getting nominees through, let's get on with it.
1 posted on 04/06/2020 1:28:59 PM PDT by jazusamo
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To: jazusamo

Go Turtle!


2 posted on 04/06/2020 1:30:19 PM PDT by SaxxonWoods (Epstein pulled a Carradine, the bozo.)
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To: jazusamo

If nothing else is, THIS is an “essential service.”


3 posted on 04/06/2020 1:32:24 PM PDT by fwdude (Poverty is nearly always a mindset, which can’t be cured by cash)
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To: jazusamo

Life/government goes on


4 posted on 04/06/2020 1:33:33 PM PDT by CGASMIA68
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To: jazusamo

When this cluster f&&k is over, the American people will
total up, those who kept working and those who panicked.

Those who loaded their own pockets, those who tried to
use the crisis to further their own political fortunes.
I am paying attention.
Are YOU??? /rhetorical question.


5 posted on 04/06/2020 1:34:50 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: jazusamo

“as they grapple with the possibility that the November elections could wrest away Republican control of the Senate and White House.”

they must know that the election fraud will be unprecedented


6 posted on 04/06/2020 1:37:37 PM PDT by dontreadthis (A TIMELINE OF TREASON on Profile Page)
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To: jazusamo

Let’s go forth and take dominion during this bizarre season. Let’s not cower in corners.


7 posted on 04/06/2020 1:40:29 PM PDT by Persevero (I am afraid propriety has been set at naught. - Jane Austen)
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To: tet68

Well said and believe you’re right on the mark.

Decent people are getting fed up with the shenanigans being pulled by Rat leadership and many of their followers, a day of reckoning is coming.


8 posted on 04/06/2020 1:41:38 PM PDT by jazusamo (Have You Donated to Keep Free Republic Up and Running?)
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To: Persevero

Bump!


9 posted on 04/06/2020 1:46:08 PM PDT by jazusamo (Have You Donated to Keep Free Republic Up and Running?)
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To: jazusamo

I was just thinking about getting a haircut, but
of course my Barbershop is closed. While they are
closed they will not make any money, but when they
open again, the work will overwhelm them.

They have been in business in the same spot since
1927. No salon this.
Woody’s, on the square in Dahlonega Ga.


10 posted on 04/06/2020 1:46:36 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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11 posted on 04/06/2020 1:54:46 PM PDT by jazusamo (Have You Donated to Keep Free Republic Up and Running?)
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“My motto for the rest of the year is ‘leave no vacancy behind,’” McConnell said at a dinner for the Federalist Society.

BEST TURTLE Quote EVER!!!!


12 posted on 04/06/2020 1:55:27 PM PDT by LeonardFMason (Lou Dobbs)
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To: LeonardFMason

Yep, I’m loving it.


13 posted on 04/06/2020 2:02:07 PM PDT by jazusamo (Have You Donated to Keep Free Republic Up and Running?)
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To: jazusamo

There are a lot of mitch haters here on FR but without Mitch then who is savvy enough to convince the RINOS to vote for the close to 200 Trump judges who now rule behind the bench?


14 posted on 04/06/2020 2:08:17 PM PDT by max americana (Fired ONE libtard at work at every election since 2008 because I enjoy them crying)
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without Mitch then who is savvy enough to convince the RINOS to vote for the close to 200 Trump judges who now rule behind the bench?

Yep, I'm keeping my eye on the ball. After this Impeachment 3.0 is over, it's all about the judges.

15 posted on 04/06/2020 2:10:59 PM PDT by scottinoc
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Good, McConnell has done an excellent job getting nominees through, let's get on with it.

I believe that the Turtle is a clean as anyone in the Swamp.

If he had dirty laundry, the deep state would have blackmailed him by now.

I have been very critical of the Turtle down thru the years, but when a man does good, I will give credit, and he has earned it.

16 posted on 04/06/2020 2:46:24 PM PDT by USS Alaska (NUKE THE MOOSELIMB, TERRORISTS, NOW!)
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To: USS Alaska

I totally agree.


17 posted on 04/06/2020 3:04:49 PM PDT by jazusamo (Have You Donated to Keep Free Republic Up and Running?)
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To: jazusamo

Superb!


18 posted on 04/06/2020 3:06:12 PM PDT by aquila48 (Do not let them make you care!)
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To: jazusamo

Same thing Schumer would have done if he were in charge instead of McConnell. I’ve been told this repeatedly over the last couple of years that there is not a single thing different that McConnell has done that Schumer would not have done and there is no difference between them.


19 posted on 04/06/2020 3:12:46 PM PDT by Republican Wildcat
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Same thing Schumer would have done if he were in charge instead of McConnell. I’ve been told this repeatedly over the last couple of years that there is not a single thing different that McConnell has done that Schumer would not have done and there is no difference between them.


20 posted on 04/06/2020 3:12:46 PM PDT by Republican Wildcat
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