Trump facing unprecedented Senate resistance to routine judicial nominees
Trump‚Äôs nominees for the lower courts that feed cases -- and sometimes judges -- to the U.S. Supreme Court contend with far more ‚Äėno‚Äô votes and delay tactics than any past president‚Äôs, according to numbers compiled by the conservative Heritage Foundation. As the Senate moved last week to confirm 13 more of Trump‚Äôs district court nominees, Majority Leader Sen. Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., blasted Democrats for delaying routine appointments.
‚ÄúFor too long, thoroughly uncontroversial judicial nominees just like these have been held up and delayed by our Democratic colleagues,‚ÄĚ he said on the Senate floor. ‚ÄúUncontroversial district judges used to be confirmed promptly in big groups by voice vote. These days, in a kind of protest theater, our colleagues across the aisle usually insist that we hold a cloture vote and then a rollcall confirmation vote on each one.‚ÄĚ...
The battleground for the heart, soul, and future of America is in the courtroom. Liberals have long understood this having been able to concoct privacy arguments to enable private murders and suicides and private llict sexual, encounters, then made if a civil right to do whatever we want to whomever we want whenever we want.
They feel that they will over take rule of the federal government in the next election cycle, having seen who they feel is a president so awful that no one will ever elect a Republican presidential candidate again. So stalling on judicial nominations is an important strategy.
The Lord calls judges to rule righteously, He will hold them, and us likewise, accountable. Now is the time to make sure of your salvation with fear and trembling. Let today be the day of salvation.
Seung Min Kim wrote: .... Supreme Court nominee Merrick Garland may be the most prominent casualty of the GOP-controlled Senate‚Äôs election-year resistance on the federal judiciary ‚ÄĒ but the pace of overall judicial confirmations under Mitch McConnell is on track to become the slowest in more than 60 years....
In 1799, Jedediah Morse said, ‚ÄúWhenever the pillars of Christianity shall be overthrown, our present republican forms of government‚ÄĒand all blessings which flow from them‚ÄĒmust fall with them.‚ÄĚ We have already witnessed the collapse of the pillars, and the building is falling all around us. God save America.