“The germ of dissolution of our federal government is in … the federal judiciary; an irresponsible body working like gravity by night and by day, gaining a little today and a little tomorrow, and advancing its noiseless step like a thief, over the field of jurisdiction, until all shall be usurped from the States.”
Thomas Jefferson – 1821 letter to Mr. Hammond
Of all the positive changes that Donald Trump has made for the sake of the American people, none is greater or longer lasting than his nominations and subsequent conservative appointments by the U.S. Senate to the nation’s Judiciary. The most notable are the nomination and appointments of Justice Neil Gorsuch and Justice Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court; a total of 85 confirmations altogether.
On January 22nd the Trump Administration announced the re-nomination of 51 judges left unconfirmed at the end of the 115th Congress due to the obstruction of Democrat senators and 1 Republican Senator, who personally held up 21 nominations. Like Nancy Pelosi in the Government shutdown, Senator Jeff Flake of Arizona on November 14th self righteously chose to further obstruct the entire process.
Also on January 22nd, the Judicial Action Group sent a letter signed by the leaders of 38 Conservative organizations to Senate Majority Leader McConnell and Senator Lindsey Graham, Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, urging them to make judicial hearings, votes, and confirmations a major priority in moving the confirmation process along swiftly, and to prevent further democrat obstruction.
With The House blocking any meaningful progress on the Republican agenda until the 2020 elections, the Senate’s #1 priority must be the confirmation of conservative federal judges.
Call the Capitol Switchboard at 202-224-3121 to urge your Senators, if they are democrats, to stop impeding the confirmation process.
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