(RightIsRight.co) – Conservatives are increasingly dreading the new Democrat majority in the US Senate, rightly worrying it would allow President Joe Biden to “push through” his nominees for federal judges, a report reveals.
Republican US Senate candidate Herschel Walker’s loss of the Georgia runoff earlier this week has given the Democrats a 51-49 majority in the upper house of Congress.
This majority will likely hold even as Democrat US Senator of Arizona Krysten Sinema has just changed her party affiliation to “independent.”
In the outgoing 50-50 Senate, the Democrat majority depends solely on Vice President Kamala Harris’s tie-breaking vote.
The Republican fears about numerous new judicial appointments by Joe Biden were underscored by Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer’s comments that the new majority would have a “significant” impact in that regard, Fox News reports.
“Obviously judges and nominees will be a lot easier to put on the bench,” the New York Democrat declared.
“It’s been amazing how Republicans have been able to use the 50-50 Senate to procedurally hold up so many appointments. It’s going to be a lot quicker, swifter, and easier,” Schumer added.
The report notes that the 50-50 Senate has allowed for tie votes in the Senate Judiciary Committee, which has slowed down the Democrats’ attempts to confirm new judges.
In the new 51-49 Senate, though, the Democrat majority will also mean a committee majority, which would be far quicker in proceeding with judicial appointments.
One conservative pundit said this could cancel the impact of former Republican President Donald Trump’s 231 judicial appointments, one of his “most significant accomplishments.”
Biden has already surpassed Trump in judicial appointments, with 87 confirmations after nearly two years in office. Trump had made 83 appointments in the first half of his White House term.
“With Herschel Walker’s loss, President Biden will be able to undo President Trump’s historic transformation of the lower federal courts,” commented Mike Davis, former chief counsel for nominations in the Senate Judiciary Committee.
Davis, who presides the Article III Project, forecasted there would be “straight party line votes to get nominees confirmed.”
“This is why elections matter,” argued Megan Wold, partner at Cooper & Kirk.
He said Republicans on the Senate Judiciary Committee would keep asking tough questions to “hold President Biden accountable for his judges.”
“If you’re going to be able to make a splash about someone’s record, you’ve got to dig in and find, you know, what’s the truth about these nominees and really uncover that truth, and publicize it in a way that average voters would care more about,” Wold noted.
JCN President Carrie Severino predicted that Democrat Senate dissenters Joe Manchin and Krysten Sinema would “continue to bless Biden’s far-left judge picks.”
“[These] are a payback to the liberal dark money groups that have spent over one billion dollars to help elect him and Senate Democrats,” Severino said.
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— Fox News (@FoxNews) December 12, 2022