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Trump Appointments Tag

Trump says he's nominating a woman to fill the Supreme Court vacancy created by the death of Ruth Bader Ginsburg. And he's doing it this week. So we're holding an 'emergency' reader poll. Vote soon, since the decision could come any day. The poll will be open until Trump announces his pick.

America has been suffering silently for months while the radical left has been rampaging through American cities, smashing windows, destroying businesses, setting fires, and worse. Now that Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has passed away, people on the left are threatening a new wave of destruction if Trump and Republicans even try to replace her.

Last we reported, while you were focused on the pandemic, Mitch McConnell kept moving judicial nominees through the Senate confirmation process, with an eye on filling every vacancy by November. If Republicans lose the presidency or the Senate, the ability to transform the judiciary for a generation will be lost notwithstanding substantial success in the first term confirming judges. Appeals courts arguably are the most important because the Supreme Court takes so few cases, and Trump is about to run out of appeals court vacancies. CBS News reports:

A three-judge panel of the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals has ordered Judge Emmet Sullivan to respond to Michael Flynn's Emergency Petition for a Mandate ordering the district court to dismiss the prosecution against Flynn as the government wants, and removing Sullivan from the case. Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI), a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, reacted by singling out and attacking only one of the three judges on the panel, Neomo Rao. Whitehouse tweeted a Politico article about the panel order with this commentary:

We have long covered the substantial and generational shift in the federal judiciary since Trump took office, particularly at the Court of Appeals level. Filling all Court of Appeals vacancies is a top priority, and while the Wuhan coronavirus crisis has stopped much of the economy, it has not stopped the normal functioning of the nomination process, or the activism of Democrats and liberal groups in opposing nominations.

Richard Grenell made history when President Donald Trump appointed him as the U.S. Ambassador to Germany because he was the first openly gay man to serve at such a high level in an administration. Grenell made history again on Wednesday night when Trump picked him as his acting Director of National intelligence. Grenell is the first openly gay person to serve on a president's Cabinet.

Mitch McConnell isn't the flashiest person on Capitol Hill. To put it mildly. Chuck Schumer regularly beats McConnell to the TV cameras, and Nancy Pelosi makes grand pronouncements as if the Senate and McConnell don't exist.

Appointing conservative judges is the one objective that unites the Republican Party. It is one of the few things the Senate can do without the House. And it is something that immediately impacts public policy because, during times of divided government, many political fights end up being resolved judicially.

This week ended with the Senate confirming 8 federal judicial nominees, bringing the total of Trump-appointed federal judges to 172, one-fifth of the federal judiciary. But liberals and the mainstream media barely paid attention because they all were focused on Jerry Nadler's law professor show, which was so boring and worthless, even Nadler had trouble staying awake.