Is McConnell Packing the Courts?

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by: Brent Smith

It’s looking more and more like Joe Biden will be the next president. Notice I didn’t say it looks like Biden WON the election, or it looks like Biden will be OUR next president. In my opinion, which I think I’m still entitled to, at least for a while, Biden will not be my president. Not because of Sophomoric sour grapes, that “my” guy didn’t win, but because of the policy positions he and his radical handlers are already putting forth.

In years gone by, I and other like-minded constitutionalists just sucked it up and made the best of the duly-elected president. Yep, we didn’t like Obama. he was bad for America, but he won the election twice, fair and square. But this time, if all goes according to the new Marxist democrat plans, our nation may be unrecognizable in a years time.

Which is why I am encouraged that an unlikely hero is stepping up to the plate, legally packing the lower courts as swiftly as is possible before the clock runs out, as it were.

from the Daily Wire:

McConnell Pushing Forward, Relentlessly Confirming Judges

“We’re going to run through the tape.”

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-KY, walks from his office at the US Capitol in Washington, DC on March 19, 2020.
Mandel Ngan/AFP via Getty Images

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is relentlessly moving forward to confirm judges, apparently determined to get as many conservative judges into the judiciary across the nation while there is still time in the Trump presidency.

Since the November 3 election, the Senate has confirmed six district court nominees, and McConnell wants to confirm judges who will take the positions vacated by the ascension of Justice Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit as well as the position vacated by the death of Judge Juan R. Torruella, who served on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit, was appointed by President Ronald Reagan and was that court’s first Hispanic member.

President Trump has nominated Raúl M. Arias-Marxuach, who was nominated to the federal bench in May of 2019 and confirmed by the U.S. Senate on a 95-3 vote, to replace Torruella. The president nominated Thomas L. Kirsch II to replace Barrett.

The week of November 16, five Article III judges were confirmed by the Senate: Benjamin Beaton, Toby Crouse, Kristi Johnson, Kathryn Mizelle, and Stephen Vaden.

Judge Aileen Cannon was confirmed on November 12.

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About the Common Constitutionalist

Brent, aka The Common Constitutionalist, is a Constitutional Conservative, and advocates for first principles, founders original intent and enemy of progressives. He is former Navy, Martial Arts expert. As well as publisher of the Common Constitutionalist blog, he also is a contributing writer for Political Outcast, Godfather Politics, Minute Men News (Liberty Alliance), Freedom Outpost, the Daily Caller, Vision To America and Free Republic. He also writes an exclusive weekly column for World Net Daily (WND).