Skip to comments.Mitch McConnell Is the Master of Confirming Judges
Posted on 07/10/2018 10:21:48 AM PDT by Brilliant
The ball is in Mitch McConnells court again. He guided Neil Gorsuch to a seat on the Supreme Court with ease in 2017. Hes a perfect 21 for 21 in confirming the federal appeals-court nominees of President Trump, with more to come this year. Given the thin margin he has to work with, this is impressive.
Mr. McConnell adopted as his top priority as Senate majority leader an ambitious effort to make the federal courts more conservativefrom top to bottom. Theres only one way to do thisfill every judicial vacancy with a conservative.
For Mr. McConnell, this is a war. Justice Gorsuch was D-Day. Judge Brett Kavanaugh is the slog across France. Mr. McConnell is a general in a hurry to keep winning, since Republicans could lose the Senate majority in November.
With this nomination, Mr. McConnells task has gotten more difficult than last year. Republicans had a 52-48 majority last year when they approved Justice Gorsuch unanimously. Now the majority is effectively 50-49, with a Democratic pickup in Alabama and John McCains absence.
When Justice Gorsuch sailed through, Democrats and the left were reeling from Donald Trumps election. Their opposition was inept. The vaunted resistance to anything associated with Mr. Trump was pathetic. Now Democrats are committed to blocking Judge Kavanaugh, and theyre serious. But they still have Chuck Schumer as their leader, and they still cant do it without Republican help.
Mr. McConnell is no Chuck Schumer. He doesnt try to make clever compromises that quickly fall apart, as Mr. Schumer did...
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He has been quite artful at setting up the judicial votes for lower court at time of day when few Ds are there and asked for a voice vote on a procedural movement
Rather smooth operator actually.
Just wait until RBG is retired.
The left will really lose it.
Much dealys by demoncraps
FR hysteria corner incoming in . . 3 . . 2 . . . 1 . . . .
We could have two or maybe even three more departures from the Court on his watch. Thomas and Ginsburg are the obvious. Byers is possible. Maybe even Sotomayor.
But then if they don’t vacate on Trump’s watch, they will surely vacate on the next President’s watch.
I give McConnell much credit for keeping Garland off the Supreme Court.
It’s the best thing he’s ever done.
Remember how the media kept insisting that the Republicans were going to pay dearly for it in November 2016?
Those fools. They are always good for a laugh.
I’m getting impressed with Mitch McConnell... the man knows how to get the job done...
She’s only 64.
I’m getting impressed with Mitch McConnell... the man knows how to get the job done... AND he totally saved the court for conservatives for decades... Amazing.
Touche’ Turtle is woke & about to POUNCE!
She’s got health issues. But 64 is not young.
You mean those who HATE McConnell and lust for another Majority leader. This job requires a great knowledge of Senate rules as well as the skills of a diplomat particularly since he has to corral Republicans.
“She’s got health issues.”
Interesting. Didn’t know that.
I’m getting the vibe that the Democrats are having a resigned, “going through the motions” response to Kavanaugh. Whether it is the obviously pre-printed signs for all the potential candidates, the sloppy failure to bother to proofread their press releases or the drearily predictable, boilerplate denunciations I think they already know that Trump will win this one.
For one, she’s got Type 1 diabetes.
Yes. Hell, Collins and Murkowski voted for Kavanaugh for the appeals court.
I think he’s a done deal.
Yep, it's like they are going thru the motions, like someone falling off a 100 story building flapping his wings
I doubt that. They are laying low until the right moment. Then some floosy will come out of the woodwork and accuse him of harassment. They will argue that it needs to be delayed at a minimum.
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