‘The most unqualified and radical nominees’: Trump appoints a stunning 1 in 4 of all lifetime judges

  • 11/11/2019 8:06 am ET Sunny Hundal
Don't get distracted - Trump has quietly appointed 1 in 4 lifetime judges to reshape judiciary

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On Thursday, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell published a statistic that should scare every progressive in America.

One out of every four Circuit Judges in the U.S. now has been nominated by President Trump and confirmed by the Republican-controlled Senate.

These are lifetime positions. This means 45 new lifetime appellate judges.

He even gloated about quotes from publications saying that Trump and Moscow Mitch were “reshaping federal courts at a blazing pace…”

Earlier in the week, Trump said he had appointed more than 150 federal judges, and expected that number to be closer to about 182 in a couple of months.

“In terms of I’d like to say quality and quantity we are going to be just about number one by the time we’re finished.”

Reshaping the judiciary is merely one part of the debate.

The Senate has also repeatedly confirmed judges deemed to be “unqualified” by the American Bar Association.

“Under Obama, they prevented him from appointing judges and when Trump became president they changed the rules so they could rush through a number of ideological and in many cases unqualified judges to the bench,” said Sam Berger, vice president of Democracy and Government Reform at CAP.

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer told The Hill, “I can say with perfect confidence that over the last three years, President Trump has nominated — and Senate Republicans have approved — the most unqualified and radical nominees in my time in this body.”

Despite their apparent lack of experience, the only thing that mattered - their loyalty to the GOP.

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