The Senate confirmed 13 judges President Donald Trump chose while America had its eyes on the Democratic primary debates Tuesday and Wednesday.
Though Senate Republicans had initially planned to confirm 19 Trump judges before leaving Washington, D.C., for August recess, they successfully confirmed four nominees Tuesday and nine Wednesday.
Speaking of the judiciary:— Adam Klasfeld (@KlasfeldReports) August 1, 2019
Two nights of debates, zero questions about the Supreme Court.
Since 2017 the GOP has confirmed over 100 of Trump's picks to serve as judges.
“For too long, fairly uncontroversial judicial nominees just like these have been held up and delayed by our Democratic colleagues even when the vacancy qualifies as a judicial emergency,” Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said during a speech on the Senate floor Wednesday, The Hill reported.
“Uncontroversial district judges used to be confirmed promptly in big groups by voice vote,” he continued.