The Senate confirmed President Trump’s 150th judicial nominee this week, bringing the total to 152, including 2 Supreme Court justices, a milestone lauded by Trump himself Friday.
The 150 milestone was reached Wednesday, said Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham (R-SC).
“I’m very pleased that the Senate has confirmed 150 federal judges thus far in President Trump’s 1st term,” Senator Graham said in a statement. “This is a historic milestone.
“As Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, I will continue to push through highly qualified, conservative judges at all levels of the federal courts.
“These conservative judicial appointments will impact our nation for years to come,” he said.
President Trump’s Presidency includes the confirmation of more than 100 district judges, as well as 40 circuit judges and 2 Supreme Court, the SCOTUS picks are Justices Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh.
In addition, the Senate also confirmed 2 district court judges 1st nominated by former Democratic president Barack Obama: Stephanie Gallagher in Maryland and Mary McElroy in Rhode Island.
They were confirmed under an agreement between Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), and Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY), to approve judges in Republican and Democratic states, the Examiner.
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