My motto for the year is ‘leave no vacancy behind.’
— Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, in comments given to conservative radio host Hugh Hewitt, about the lasting impact on the federal judiciary he’s helped President Donald Trump create thanks to the Senate’s nonstop confirmation of appointees to lifetime positions. Trump’s 51st federal appellate judge was confirmed earlier this week.
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