BREAKING: Trump announces nominee to replace Kavanaugh

Trump has just announced his nominee to replace Brett Kavanaugh on the DC Circuit Court of Appeals:





Since you may not have heard her name before, here’s a little more information about Neomi Rao from Free Beacon:

Rao, 45, serves currently as the administrator of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, making her the “regulatory czar” of the Trump administration. From that position, she has been responsible for what Politico characterized as the “deconstruction of the administrative state.” In her first year, Rao told the Free Beacon in an interview in May, OIRA has cut 22 regulations for every one it imposed, saving the taxpayers some $8 billion in fiscal year 2017 alone.

Prior to joining OIRA, Rao founded and was the first director of the Center for the Study of the Administrative State at George Mason University, as well as a law professor at the university’s Antonin Scalia Law School. She also clerked for Supreme Court justice Clarence Thomas, whom Politico referred to as her political mentor.

Sounds like she has pretty good accolades. Hugh Hewitt agrees:

This was one reason keeping control of the Senate was so important. Trump can still nominate good judges to the courts and get them seated. So while the Democrats at the House level will try and make Trump’s life a living hell temporarily, he can make more lasting and substantive changes to the courts. I would imagine he’ll be nominating a lot more people over the next two years.

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