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Historic milestone’: Senate Republicans confirm 150th judge during Trump presidency

Historic milestone’: Senate Republicans confirm 150th judge during Trump presidency

The Senate confirmed President Trump’s 150th judicial nominee, continuing his and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s goal of shaping a more conservative judiciary.

A total of 152 judges have been confirmed since the beginning of Trump’s presidency, as of Wednesday.

«This is a historic milestone,” Judiciary Chairman Lindsey Graham said in a statement Wednesday. «These conservative judicial appointments will impact our nation for years to come.»

Graham, 64, said the Judiciary Committee plans on continuing to «push through highly qualified, conservative judges.»

The latest confirmations follow a deal between McConnell and Minority Leader Chuck Schumer to confirm several judges in both Republican and Democratic states. The deal included confirmation of Mary McElroy and Stephanie Gallagher, who were both first nominated by President Barack Obama.

The latest nominations mean Trump has seen over 100 district court judges confirmed, along with over 40 circuit court judges and two Supreme Court picks.

McConnell, 77, has stated that the Republican Senate’s confirmation of judges is «an important difference for the country that will last for a very long time.»

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