Posted by 08 March 2019
For many of his supporters, President Trump’s judicial appointments rank near the top of why they backed him for president. Throughout his term, his team has put a priority on filling judicial vacancies. This week saw three more of these judges move through the Senate.
- Eric Murphy, Sixth Judicial Circuit, approved 52-46
- Chad Readler, Sixth Judicial Circuit, approved 52-47
- Allison Jones Rushling, Fourth Judicial Circuit, approved 53-44
During President Trump’s term, judicial votes have largely fallen along partisan lines. Nearly all the Democrats vote against them, while every Republican supports them (with few exceptions). This was the case in the votes this week.
The importance that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell places on filling these judicial vacancies was clear from the Senate action this week. Aside from votes on these judges, the only other vote that he scheduled was for another Trump Administration nomination.
Do you approve of President Trump’s judicial nominees?