Trump continues to transform the federal judiciary for generations to come as Democrat impeachment efforts remain bogged down in faulty memories, rank speculation, and inadmissible opinion.
“While you were focused on ….” Trump continued to remake the federal judiciary, is now something of a series here:
- While you were focused on COMEY, Trump nominated another group of CONSERVATIVE Judges (June 7, 2017)
- While you were focused on … Republicans kept moving judicial nominees through pipeline (February 18,2018)
- While you were distracted by [insert news cycle], Trump continued to reshape the federal judiciary (May 19, 2019)
- While you were watching the Democrat debates, Mitch McConnell rammed through more judges (August 1, 2019)
- While you were focused on Impeachment, Trump continued to transform the federal judiciary
In today’s news from the battlefield, Trump just captured the 11th Circuit:
Even as the House Intelligence Committee on Wednesday heard crucial testimony from pivotal witness Gordon Sondland, the Senate voted to confirm Trump’s latest appointee to the Atlanta-based 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, a regional appeals court handling cases from Georgia, Alabama and Florida.
The action represented a new milestone in Trump’s dramatic reshaping of the federal judiciary, with Republican-appointed judges now in the majority in the 11th Circuit, whose majority before Trump took office in January 2017 had been Democratic appointees. Republican-appointed justices tend to be conservative, while Democratic-named judges tend to be liberal.
This marks the third time that Trump has been able to engineer the ideological “flip” of one of the nation’s 13 federal appeals courts, which exert considerable power one level below the U.S. Supreme Court. The other two to “flip” were the Manhattan-based 2nd Circuit and the Philadelphia-based 3th Circuit, both of which also had Democratic-appointed majorities when Trump became president.
Reuters prepared this handy graphic:
Meanwhile, Democrats are mired in the Ukrainian countryside, bogged down in faulty memories, rank speculation, inadmissible opinion ….
Sondland just took all the air out of media impeachment cheerleading this morning https://t.co/U9tjsM8GaQ
— Legal Insurrection (@LegInsurrection) November 20, 2019
— RNC Research (@RNCResearch) November 20, 2019
SONDLAND: “President Trump never told me directly that the aid was conditioned on the meetings. The only thing we got directly from Guiliani was that the Burisma and 2016 elections were conditioned on the White House meeting. The aid was my own personal, you know, guess.”
— John R Parkinson (@jparkABC) November 20, 2019
… and bad manners.
— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) November 19, 2019
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