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 #Senate confirmed the nomination of Kenneth Bell to be US District Judge for the western district of North Carolina, 55-43.— Senate Press Gallery (@SenatePress) May 22, 2019
3 Dems in favor: Manchin, Jones & Sinema.
Not voting: Harris (D) & Tillis (R)
The two judges were the 68th and 69th judicial confirmations for Trump. Sinema replaced former Republican Senator Jeff Flake.
The #Senate confirmed the nomination of Carl Nichols to be US District Judge for the District of Columbia, 55-43. D's Jones, Manchin & Sinema in favor.— Senate Press Gallery (@SenatePress) May 22, 2019
Next (and last) vote: confirmation of Kenneth Bell to be US District Judge for the western district of North Carolina.