nearvideo-promise made, promise kept: Trump has confirmed that more than 150 judges
President Trump says his government is on course to confirm more judges this year than two years ago
Speaking after top Republican lawmakers and judicial officials in the East Room of the White house on Wednesday, President Trump the appointment of a 150-Federal celebrated judge, which he called a “deeply historical milestone and a really important achievement.”
The event featured a number of humorous moments, as Trump, the former rivals took the microphone. Sen. Lindsey Graham, for example, fondly remembered had been given at the time of Trump, from his personal cell phone number on the election campaign and compared him to a “dog” – and how the two quickly settled in your guests shortly after Trump took office.
“The defining moment of your President was to listen to Kavanaugh,” Graham said. “This space would be blank if we failed Brett Kavanaugh. Brett Kavanaugh lived a life we should all be proud of. He worked hard. And the way he was treated was the worst experience I had in politics. A lot of people have pulled the plug on him. Mr President, thank you for not pulling the plug.”
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Sustained applause, Trump noted that 159 judges were appointed to lifetime terms, and within two months, he expects 182 Federal judges have been called, which under his management.
“In terms of quality and quantity, we are only told about the number one by the time we finish — number one, every President, every administration,” Trump, noting that George could have Washington technically more judges appointed. “So I thank you all for the incredible work you have done. She maintains written in our Constitution.”
The White house says, the 112 candidates in the district courts and 43 appeals courts were confirmed, in addition to the two judges of the Supreme court. The Senate is in the proximity of the confirmation of the 44th appellate court judges. It is a benchmark, it means that he would have filled a quarter of such judges in under three years in office.
However, President Barack Obama has nominated 55-circuit judges confirmed, more than eight years, and Obama’s nominees were, on average, much older.
President Donald Trump speaks in the East Room of the White house about his court dates, Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
Trump singled out Senate majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., for a standing ovation, saying its impact in a methodically confirmed judges in the Senate, “really amazing.” Trump went on to joke that it is “confirmed not so easy to get”, a judge of the Supreme court, in a nod to the controversial Brett Kavanaugh hearings in the past year.
“Generations of today, who know Americans, that Mitch McConnell helped save the constitutional rule of law in America-it’s true,” Trump said.
Under the microphone, McConnell said that he was “reminded of election night,” when he realized that the Republicans would have the historically rare opportunity, “the agenda and move the ball in the right direction.”
“You have helped to make enormous of a decision I made, and these people supported me, to fill President Obama that Scalia empty booth on the way out the door.”
— GOP Senate majority Leader Mitch McConnell
“You have helped to make enormous of a decision I made, and these people supported me, to fill President Obama that Scalia added to the empty booth on the way out the door,” McConnell, as the legislators in attendance clapped loudly. “And, boy, do not blow. Neil from gorsuch is an all-star, isn’t he?”
Obama’s nomination of Merrick Garland, in his last year in office has not come to a vote in the GOP-controlled Senate, where it had little chance of success regardless.
President Donald Trump shakes hands with Senate majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, in the East Room of the White house at an event, the trump court dates, Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
In a casual comment to Texas GOP Senator John Cornyn, Trump added, “I looked at your surveys-no one beats John. You don’t have to worry about Beto more. That’s for sure. Of Texas. He does not like guns, religion, or oil. He knocked out all three categories. Somehow, in Texas, the don’t work.”
The President also thanked a number of “warriors” in attendance, including attorney General Bill Bar, along with GOP Sens. Thom Tillis, Ben Sasse, Marsha Blackburn, “young stars,” Josh Hawley, Mike Lee, Ted Cruz, and Chuck Grassley.
Grassley, wherein the microphone, praising the President not only “to run on a platform, but is on a platform.” The President praised Grassley for effortlessly, the former FBI Director, James Comey “choke” makes in the testimony.
As Cruz, Trump remarked, “We were good friends, and then really bad. … but, I Ted said, and I’ll come.” The President claims that he said, “if it ends, it will be really bad, probably even worse than normal-and it was vicious for about four months, and now we have a great relationship again.”
In addition, Trump thanked the Office of Legal Policy, and White House Counsel Pat Cipollone, who plays an important role in the securing of court dates, calling him the “strong, silent type.”
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“I always wanted to type the strong, silent, but it never has joked worked out,” Trump.
The President of the judiciary-to protect a key bulwark, the concentration of the power of the government.
“When judges assume the role of the legislature, the rights of all citizens are threatened,” Trump said. “The great English jurist, William Blackstone warned that, if the judicial power were, together with the legislative, the life, liberty, and property would be in the hands of the arbitrariness of the judge.”
As the event closed, the legislature, it went back to the Senate to vote on two more judges.
Analysts said the trump administration’s progress in securing judges was monumental.
“This is an exciting milestone for the President,” judicial crisis Network policy director Carrie Severino told Fox News.
Attorney General William Barr comes before the President, Donald Trump speaks in the East Room of the White house about his court dates, Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2019 in Washington. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
While a number of Trump’s picks a fill the places appointed so far by the judges, the Republican President, many of the place of the liberal lawyers appointed by Democrats. The Ninth circuit, for example, once known as a strictly liberal Court of Appeals, will gradually in the evening. Trump already has six judges on the Ninth Circuit bench, which is currently a vacancy and have two more in the near future.
Trump should fill in all three spots, he will have chosen nearly a third of the squad with nine of the 29 judges.
It is a remarkable u-turn was because he was just joking in the last year that the Ninth Circuit would overturn his pardon of a Thanksgiving Turkey.
Severino Trump described nominees to the court of appeal as “extraordinary”, and emphasised their independence.
“This is the kind of judge America,” said Severino, to demand, to choose the ability of the judges to life time positions, a significant part of the reason why Trump was elected in the year 2016.
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Democrats have been fierce in their opposition to some of Trump’s choice. Steven Menashi, who was nominated for the Second Circuit, was grilled during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing about his past writings and his work with the White House counsel’s office A segment on Rachel Maddow’s MSNBC show discussing a law journal article Menashi wrote in 2010, entitled “ethno-nationalism and liberal democracy.” Maddow cited Menashi ‘ s to suggest use of the term “ethno-nationalism”, he is aligned with the white nationalists, claiming that he was on the “edge of racial thinking.”
During the hearing, Hawley, R-Mo., said that Menashi had “unusually personal” and “vicious” attacks.
Menashi denied the allegations, said: “It is hurtful and I think that it pretends to be, what I have written.”
The American Bar Association (ABA), which evaluates Federal judicial nominees, a rating of Menashi as “Well Qualified,” the highest value.
The ABA’s rating system has been called into question by the Republicans, but, having spent a damning letter with a “Not Qualified” rating by Lawrence Van Dyck, who was nominated for an upcoming vacancy on the Ninth Circuit.
The ABA letter cited concerns unnamed persons in the group surveyed, suggesting that he would not be at all fair to LGBTQ parties and he had not the right temperament, knowledge and work ethic for the role. The Republicans accused the ABA with the implementation of a biased evaluation, as the auditors of the interviews contributed once to lead the campaign of someone who had against Van Dyck to a judicial position.
In addition, several persons were interviewed by the ABA for Van-Dyck-evaluation of Fox News said that they gave positive reviews and were surprised by the ABA results.
Addressing the allegations, which broke in the ABA letter, specifically his alleged attitude towards the LGBTQ community, Van-Dyck-in tears in the middle of his hearing, denied the claim.
“No, I did not say that. I don’t think. It is a fundamental belief of mine that all the people in the image of God. You should treat all with dignity and respect,” he said.
In spite of the opposition of the left, Trump’s picks is likely to be confirmed by the Senate of the Republican majority.
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Mike Davis, the President of article III of the project, the work to secure the confirmation of the Trump’s pointed picks that the President fulfilled a promise of success in this area of his 2016 campaign.
“President Trump has made his promise to the American voters,” said Davis, the appointments of the judges of the Supreme court, Neil from gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh Trump, “and an all-time record circuit judge on the critically important federal courts of appeals.”
Fox News’ Ronn Blitzer and The Associated Press contributed to this report.