Skip to comments.Two Judges Confirmed This Week (was supposed to be six)
Posted on 05/12/2018 2:06:05 AM PDT by cotton1706
This will be a weekly post.
Count is now 35.
We were told that McConnell was going to confirm six judges this week, but I guess they were just too busy during their noon Tuesday to 2 o'clock Thursday schedule.
Cloture was called on two additional judges before they left, so at least two more will be confirmed next week.
Slow, slow, slow. That's the turtle's way.
(Excerpt) Read more at senate.gov ...
I’m cautiously optimistic that we have 6 and a half more years to get a LOT more through.
Especially if R congressmen use Maxine Waters as their poster child for dem ideology.
McConnell has become a curse upon America. He has weaponized the Senate against the electorate.
And so, he too must go, just like Ryan had to go. How to unseat this leech?
Not to hijack a thread, but I believe I recently read that there are a bunch of deputy(?) AG positikns vacant as well. Like 30%? And the rason is they haven’t been nominated. And the person responsible for nominating them is...Rosenstein.
There is only one Deputy Attorney General. You may be thinking of US Attorneys. Interim fills have been appointed by Sessions. The formal nomination and appointment of all positions subject to Senate confirmation is the president. He has of course delegated this all over the place (to Sessions for DOJ, to generals for military, and so on), and for DOJ/US attorney positions, typically input comes from outside the government, as well as from inside.
McConnell and Ryan *both* work for their paymasters on Wall Street and to a lesser degree K Street.
US Attorneys, yes, thank you. Apparantly nominating them is one of Rosensteins responsibilities. And he’s not being prompt.
Just saw on Foxnews there are 148 Federal Judicial vacancies.
76 pending nominees
If Rosenstein is nominating them, we are better off waiting a while.
On Tuesday, the Senate Committee on Rules and Administration approved a resolution to cut the time it takes for the Senate to hold a final vote on US district court nominees. Absent agreement from Democrats to end debate on a nominee, McConnell must hold whats known as a cloture vote under current Senate rules, there is then a 30-hour period of post-cloture debate before the Senate votes.
Conservatives have the ability to take control of the judiciary. When that happens is a function of how quick the nominees get through the Senate. The dems have weaponized the judiciary and because they can’t win at the ballot box (without a lot of voter fraud), they push their agenda through the courts and use the courts to slow down President Trump’s agenda. The Senate actually mitigated some of Obama’s damage to the court. Thus leaving extra for Trump. With the Clinton appointees also getting very long in the tooth, many more slots will open up.
McTurtle is NOT our friend!
I had heard second hand that at least one Senator (the Maine babe) doesn’t want to end the 30 hour rule...and that’s probably all that’s needed to keep it in place.
If true, McConnell could at least tell us, instead of looking like an oaf - but maybe he simply doesn’t care, at this point.
IOW, it's about a one day delay at most, and is NOT the source of months-long delays in confirming Trump's judical nominees.
“IOW, it’s about a one day delay at most, and is NOT the source of months-long delays in confirming Trump’s judical nominees. “
I was wondering about that...figures, maybe that’s why McConnnell won’t own up to it.
Bunch of senators have jumped on the turtle’s ass about this:
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