Chuck Schumer got some bad news that left him shaking with rage
Chuck Schumer began the Trump administration declaring total war on the new President.
But the New York Democrat’s two year obstruction campaign just suffered its biggest setback yet.
And Chuck Schumer just got the bad news that left him shaking with rage.
Donald Trump and the Republican Senate put a premium on confirming the President’s judicial nominees.
That led to the President seeing a record 100 nominees confirmed to the bench in an effort to remake the court from a bastion of left-wing activism into a body that properly performs its duty to interpret the Constitution as the Founders originally intended.
Of the nation’s 12 Circuit Court of Appeals, Republicans already flipped one third to a conservative majority.
And with the President’s two latest nominees confirmed to the Second Circuit Court of Appeals – which covers Chuck Schumer’s home state of New York – Trump is just one appointment away from moving that court from a liberal majority to a conservative one.
The Daily Caller reports:
The Senate confirmed Judge Joseph Bianco and Michael Park to the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, putting President Donald Trump on the verge of flipping the panel to conservative control.
Bianco and Park are Trump’s second and third appointees to that panel. If Trump fills the remaining two vacancies on the 2nd Circuit, Republican appointees will control the court. The two were confirmed with separate votes Wednesday and Thursday.
The 2nd Circuit is the federal appeals court that covers Connecticut, New York and Vermont. Given its jurisdiction over Manhattan, the 2nd Circuit has a large and important docket of corporate and securities law cases
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Both men represent Republican determination to move judicial nominees into key posts at a steady pace. New York Democratic Sens. Chuck Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand withheld so-called blue slips for Bianco and Park. Under past Senate convention, the Senate Judiciary Committee would not convene a confirmation hearing until senators return an opinion on a judicial nominee selected for a court in their state.
Schumer pulled out all the stops to block these two qualified nominees.
He even tried to “blue slip” them.
That outdated practice allowed Senators from the home state of a nominee to block them by placing a “blue slip” hold on them.
In practice what this allowed was for liberal Senators to block conservative nominees.
Republicans did away with this loophole and by year’s end could see Chuck Schumer’s home state federal court field a majority of conservative justices.