The United States Senate returns to work this week and it’s time to talk about President Trump’s nominations again—especially those to the federal courts.
With the recent death of “Liberal Lion” Judge Stephen Reinhardt, the U.S. Court of Appeals for 9th Circuit has eight vacancies, but only two nominees. There are more than 150 vacancies across the federal courts as the White House nomination process, the Senate Judiciary Committee and Senate Democrats as a group have all worked at a snail’s pace.
Where are the nominees? It would take a week to fill out the list and send the names forward—if there was resolve and a sense of urgency.
It’s time for Senate Republicans to work as hard as ordinary Americans, especially when deadlines draw close. It’s time to act as though governing really is as important as senators campaigning for election say it is.
Let’s see some nominees.