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Senate deal confirms 15 more Trump judges

13 October 2018

With the addition of 15 judges, Trump has appointed 29 appeals court judges, which is far more than any other president since the creation of the regional circuit court system in 1891, The New York Times reported.

The Democratic scenario for capturing the Senate always depended on swiping at least two - and probably three - Republican seats. RCP forecasts a 1-seat gain for the GOP in the Senate.

One Republican observer said he thought as many as 20 or 21 of the 25 Republican districts that went for Hillary Clinton previous year could well flip to the Democrats, producing a large Democratic House wave.

Normally, Senate rules require up to 30 hours of waiting time for each nominee ― something Democrats typically take advantage of to delay action on confirming Trump judges. She voted Wednesday on a health care bill that was a top priority for Democrats but wasn't around for votes later Wednesday or Thursday on Trump nominees.

Senate Democrats up for reelection in red states feared they could be kept in Washington while their Republican challengers ran free in their respective states. McConnell has all the leverage in the fight ― only two of his members are considered vulnerable this cycle, while Democrats count a half-dozen senators, most of whom wanted to go home and defend their seats.

A new survey reveals that Democrats may actually be more motivated to vote because of Kavanaugh than Republicans. Following the vote, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said the party base had rallied in defense of Kavanaugh with a noticeable uptick in enthusiasm just weeks away from the midterm elections. The majority of Democrats align themselves with the pro-choice movement - a woman's right to govern her own body - while most Republicans see themselves as pro-life - that life starts at conception.

"There is a group of voters, older women that have been a pretty good support group for Republicans, and they are starting to turn on Republicans and I think they may be the deciding factor in this election", he said.

"On numerous Senate races, races that we didn't think we had a chance, we're going to at least do very well and in many cases I think we're going to win", Trump predicted. They only "seek investigations ... of the public statements he has made as a nominee to the Supreme Court", Henderson said in a statement.

Senate deal confirms 15 more Trump judges