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Trump Negotiates with Harris and Feinstein on Judge Picks

 

Since when do Senators get to choose Donald Trump’s nominees for the positions of federal judges? Since now.

In an article on Powerline which references an editorial piece in the Wall Street Journal , Trump has withdrawn three names from his original list of 50 judicial nominees. Imagine the outrage of Kamala Harris and Dianne Feinstein: all of the judges are considered to be conservative. The irony is that these potential judges and their records would otherwise be admired by people from the Left and Right. Patrick Bumatay is an assistant U.S. Attorney who specializes in drug enforcement; he is also a 40-year old gay Filipino American. Daniel Collins has a private law practice, was an associate deputy attorney general and worked on issues like child exploitation. And Kenneth Lee, also in private practice, was an associate counsel to George W. Bush and has a pro bono practice for the poor and incarcerated.

Jim Geraghty of National Review and Greg Corombos of Radio America enthusiastically welcome a liberal threat to launch primary challenges to Democratic senators in 2018 for being too nice to Donald Trump.  They also slam Republicans John McCain and Susan Collins for voting against very solid conservative nominees.  And we react to the mainstream media temper tantrum after not getting to ask questions at some of Pres. Trump’s press conferences.