The U.S Senate confirmed President Donald Trump’s 150th judicial nominee on Sept. 11, advancing his campaign promise of shaping a more conservative judiciary.
As of Sept. 11, a total of 152 judges have been confirmed since the president took office, making him one of the most prolific presidents in appointing federal judges.
“This is a historic milestone,” said Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham. “These conservative judicial appointments will impact our nation for years to come.”
“As Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, I will continue to push through highly qualified, conservative judges at all levels of the federal courts,” he said.
With the 6 latest district court nominees confirmation, the president has appointed 105 judges for district courts. He has also appointed 43 judges for circuit courts, 2 Supreme Court justices, and 2 judges for the U.S. Court of International Trade.
The action cleared the path for Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to move on the next group of judges awaiting votes on the Senate’s executive calendar, including 19 of President Trump’s selections, according to Big Law Business.
“With regard to the nominees, not only did the President make two great Supreme Court nominees in Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanagh.” McConnell said. “Look, we are making an important difference for the country that will last for a very long time and my motto for this Congress is: ‘leave no vacancy behind.'”