Aaaaand el Trumpo wins again. Much like they did before, the Republicans muscled the Democrats into just confirming a crapton of Trump’s judicial nominees.
Translated: Democrats caved on giving Trump piles of lifetime federal judges so they could go home. Again. https://t.co/ScXdcUWlJV— Jennifer Bendery (@jbendery) October 11, 2018
Senate Democrats accepted an offer from Senate Republicans to confirm 15 lifetime federal judges on Thursday in exchange for agreeing to go into recess through the midterms so endangered Democrats can campaign.
After senators weighed the package of three Circuit Court judges and 12 District Court judges on Thursday afternoon, they agreed to the demand from Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) to confirm roughly the number of judges he could confirm between now and the election if he kept the Senate in continuously. A half-dozen vulnerable Democrats and a pair of at-risk Senate Republicans are eager to go home for the election.
And Democrats are really angry about it, and they should be!! Cocaine Mitch just out-maneuvered them yet again, and Trump gets to proclaim victory.
I don’t understand this.— Matthew Yglesias (@mattyglesias) October 11, 2018
Couldn’t everyone in cycle go home while a dozen senators with safe seats rotate to hold the floor and refuse unanimous consent? https://t.co/TvSe3HOODK