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Trump Victorious With Judicial Appointments, Thanks to Congress

Trump Victorious With Judicial Appointments, Thanks to Congress
President Donald Trump (Alex Brandon/AP)

By    |   Friday, 24 November 2017 05:10 PM

While President Donald Trump has voiced frustration with Congress in passing legislation that grabs headlines, like tax reform or changes to Obamacare, there's one arena that the president has emerged victorious — more so than any president in 45 years.

Trump's success in appointments to the federal judiciary will have a longer-lasting impact, and, as far as obstruction by Democrats, "there's nothing they can do about it," CNBC reported Friday.

"This Thanksgiving weekend the most grateful person in America should be President Trump. An unlikely set of benefactors has truly given him the political gift that will keep on giving," the article stated.

Conservative cases will not take a backseat now, either by Democratic roadblocks or feuds Trump has with fellow Republicans. And, he can thank two senators — one Republican and one Democrat.

With a total of 13 federal judges Trump has appointed so far, he has the chance to fill twice as many seats as former President Barack Obama. Trump's early win with getting Justice Neil Gorsach nominated to the Supreme Court, has been followed by 12 more federal judges who have been confirmed as of Nov. 3.

Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, used his clout to eliminate a hurdle in the process of confirmation. Last week he decided not to honor a tradition in the Senate that allowed lawmakers from a nominee's home state to weigh in on the process, called the "blue slip courtesy."

Grassley determined Democrats were using the tradition to replace the filibuster. Because Grassley is "no fan of the president," CNBC maintained he still could see the long-term consequences in advancing conservative causes through judiciary appointments.

The Democrat who ended up having an unlikely influence is former Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid who killed the filibuster rule for nominees in 2013 under Obama. And, as the article explained, "when he killed it, it was gone for good."

The judges Trump is appointing are more conservative and younger, ensuring his legacy will have a long-term impact. Issues like the president's immigration or transgender military bans will be less likely to face hurdles by federal courts.

"Real history is being made in the courts all thanks to a bad bet made by Sen. Reid and remarkable cooperation between the Trump team, Sen. Grassley, and Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.

"On this Thanksgiving weekend the most grateful person in America should be President Trump. An unlikely set of benefactors has truly given him the political gift that will keep on giving," the article concluded.

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While President Donald Trump has voiced frustration with Congress in passing legislation that grabs headlines, like tax reform or changes to Obamacare, there's one arena that the president has emerged victorious - more so than any president in 45 years.
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