Despite the popular perception that the Trump administration is under siege and losing its battle against the left both internally and externally, the real war for the future of the country has been for quite some time over control of the courts.
And in this respect, Trump’s juggernaut strategy is undeniable.
The obvious iconic victory in the appointment and confirmation of Justice Gorsuch to the Supreme Court given, Trump has continued that long train of victories in the lower courts with confirmation of multiple conservative judges to circuit courts.
This week brings yet another after the Senate confirmed Texas Supreme Court Justice Don Willett to the Fifth Circuit Court.
Willett is a young, brilliant legal mind along the lines of Gorsuch with a storied career that may destine him, too, for the SCOTUS.
Here’s more from Redstate…
The Senate voted today to confirm Texas Supreme Court Justice Don Willett to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, a move cheered by conservative activists and legal scholars.
Willett’s nomination was approved by the Senate Judiciary Committee last week on a 11-9 party line vote, and today’s final confirmation vote followed a similar partisan breakdown, at 50-47.
Democrats lack the numbers to block any of President Donald Trump’s judges since former Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid changed the rules in 2013 to allow judicial nominees to be approved by a simple majority vote, rather than the 60 votes that were required previously.
That didn’t stop them from attempting to turn Willett’s confirmation hearings into a circus, with Senators Al Franken (D-MN) and Patrick Leahy (D-VT) engaging in especially theatrical faux outrage about tweets Willett had posted.