For days, Democrats have been urging Republicans to stop processing President Trump’s judicial nominees. Senate Judiciary Committee Ranking Member Dianne Feinstein wrote a letter to Chairman Lindsey Graham urging the Committee to just hold off and allow Biden to make his own picks, now that the 2020 election has “concluded.”
“Now that the 2020 election has concluded, it is clear that the American people have overwhelmingly rejected a second term for President Trump. It is imperative that the Judiciary Committee cease to process judicial nominees and allow President-Elect Biden the opportunity to appoint judges following his inauguration on January 20, 2021,” the letter reads.
Although there are still several lawsuits being filed by the Trump Campaign, Feinstein argues that Democratic vice presidential nominee Sen. Kamala Harris has already started implementing their transition plan and that President Trump has lost his reelection bid. She noted that the only exceptions to that have been in 2004 following George W. Bush’s reelection and in 2021 following Barack Obama’s reelection.
However, Sen. Graham paints a different picture of how to fill the court vacancies. He isn’t letting the media control the results of this election, let alone fill the seats however they please.
“The Senate Judiciary Committee will continue to process judges nominated by President Trump. We have confirmed over 220 and look forward to confirming even more,” Graham responded.
There have been three Supreme Court nominees confirmed, 31 federal district nominees awaiting confirmation, two court judges awaiting confirmation, 53 judges added to the U.S federal appeal courts, and 164 judges to federal district courts. Republicans have held a majority in the Senate since the 2014 midterms, having control of 50 seats.
Republicans have to win just one of the two U.S Senate runoff races in Georgia Jan. 5 to maintain control of the Senate. Analysts predict the spending on ads and other campaign activities could reach up to $1 billion, due to the severity of the political race.
“All eyes are going to be on Georgia. Probably $1 billion is going to be spent by the Democratic Party here in Georgia to try and take those two seats,” said Julianne Thompson, Republican analyst.
If Democrats win both races, their party will take control of the Senate and turn the chamber into socialist-friendly territory for president-elect Biden. If Republicans win just one, then they maintain control of the Senate and can prevent a Biden administration from implementing its radical left agenda.
It’s a fight to the finish and Democrats will stop at nothing to prevent Republicans from working for the American people and cementing President Trump’s legacy. It’s a good thing we have Sen. Graham.