Trump Administration Emphasizing Judicial Confirmations

The Democratic takeover of the U.S. House of Representatives in last fall’s elections has had a predictable result: Gridlock. Politico correctly notes that it is highly unlikely that the House will work with a Republican White House and a Republican Senate to pass major legislation in the 2019-2020 session. Given the Democratic Party’s headlong rush to the far left over the past decade, getting the House of Representatives to pass conservative bills at this time is well-nigh impossible.

In light of the divided (and polarized) government in Washington, the U.S. Senate is devoting much of its time to confirming judges to federal courts. According to Politico, President Donald Trump “is convinced that judicial appointments are central to both his legacy and policy agenda, as he has pushed for young judges who can serve for decades…” Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) has changed procedural rules to streamline the confirmation process and limit Democrats’ ability to obstruct it. During President Trump’s tenure, the Senate has reportedly confirmed more than 100 federal judicial nominees

New Yorkers for Constitutional Freedoms applauds the continued effort by President Trump and Leader McConnell to prioritize the confirmation of quality judicial nominees. Doing this will help to halt and reverse left-wing judges’ longstanding habit of running roughshod over the Constitution.