Biden Appoints 40 Judges, Double Trump’s Number So Far

President Joe Biden is moving at twice the pace filing vacancies in federal court than his immediate predecessor during his first year in office, but the Democrat has a long way to go in catching up to Donald Trump’s total first-term number.

With the Senate confirming a raft of judicial nominees late Friday into Saturday morning, Biden’s 2021 total was brought to 40 district court nominees confirmed, which is 21 more than the 19 Trump had in 2017.

White House chief of staff Ron Klain celebrated the milestone on Twitter after noting earlier, “I remember when the GOP used to say that Trump’s judicial picks were alone enough to prove his leadership. He won confirmation of 19 judges in 2017.” Read more…

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