Dem Senator Sinema Votes Yes for Trump's Judges

  • 2019-05-23
  • Source: TTN
  • by: TTN Staff
Dem Senator Sinema Votes Yes for Trump's Judges
Gage Skidmore from Peoria, AZ, United States of America [CC BY-SA 2.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)]
 
Arizona's new Democrat Senator has surprisingly supported the Republican agenda more than expected. This was recently evidenced by two "yes" votes for two of Trump's judicial nominees.

According to The Daily Caller:

Democratic Arizona Sen. Kyrsten Sinema voted “yes” Wednesday on two of four U.S. district judges up for Senate confirmation.

Sinema was one of only three Democrats to vote to confirm Trump appointee Kenneth D. Bell to be U.S. district judge for the Western District of North Carolina.

Bell, a former North Carolina assistant U.S. attorney and current partner with McGuireWoods, LLP, a Charlotte, North Carolina law firm, was confirmed by a 55 – 43 vote with two senators — California Democratic Sen. Kamala Harris and Republican North Carolina Sen. Thom Tillis — not voting.

Additionally, the Arizona senator voted yes to confirm former Clarence Thomas clerk Carl Nichols to the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. Nichols also won his confirmation by a 55-43 vote.

  The two judges were the 68th and 69th judicial confirmations for Trump. Sinema replaced former Republican Senator Jeff Flake.

 Source: TTN

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