The Democrats are an odd breed as they will be up in arms about a subject one day and then the next they have lost interest. Democrats just allowed 15 conservative federal judges to be appointed for life. And they didn’t even put up a fight. Instead of arguing it out or doing anything about it, they asked that a 30 hour delay period per nominee be waved and streamlined the process. So they could get some extra time to campaign for the midterm elections.
“It’s a major win for Trump and McConnell, whose No. 1 priority is filling up federal courts with conservative judges ― many of whom are incredibly anti-abortion, anti–LGBTQ rights and anti–voting rights. Trump has gotten 26 circuit court judges confirmed, more than any other president at this point in his term. Another way of putting it: 1 in 7 U.S. circuit court seats is now filled by a judge nominated by Trump.
Add that Trump put Neil Gorsuch on the Supreme Court and is poised to get another justice through, Brett Kavanaugh, and you’ve got a president drastically reshaping the nation’s courts for generations.”
Constituents are of course enraged. They feel that the Democrat Minority Leader, Senator Schumer, should have delayed many of the judges as Senator Mitch McConnell had done before when Obama was in office.
“McConnell was a master of delaying action on judicial nominees under President Barack Obama. McConnell leaned on every procedural tool in the book to delay or deny votes to Obama’s court picks ― including, of course, denying a confirmation hearing for his Supreme Court nominee Merrick Garland. Progressive groups desperately want Democrats to play a similar game of hardball, but it hasn’t happened.”
But the Democrats were looking to get some extra R&R and are planning to push their blue wave nonsense. However unlikely that is.