On Thursday, President Trump flipped another U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals into a conservative majority, as the Senate confirmed the nomination of White House attorney Steven Menashi to the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.
The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals now has seven judges appointed by Republican presidents and six by Democrats. Democrats flailed about in hysteria over the Menashi nomination, in which he was confirmed 51-41 in a party line vote only excepted by Susan Collins of Main, who voted against Menashi.
Menashi, 40, was viciously attacked by Democrats; Senate Minority leader Chuck Schumer raged, “Mr. Menashi is one of the most contemptible nominees to come before the Senate in all my time in this body. He would be a disgrace, a disgrace to the seat once held by the great Thurgood Marshall.”
Today, the Senate will vote on the confirmation of Steve Menashi to serve on the Second Circuit Court of Appeals.
Let me be very clear:
His nomination is a disgrace to the seat once held by the great Justice Thurgood Marshall. pic.twitter.com/MpxKHwS6Yy
— Chuck Schumer (@SenSchumer) November 14, 2019
Senaor Patrick Leahy of Vermont hyperventilated, “The Senate is voting right NOW on Steven Menashi, one of the MOST extreme and LEAST forthcoming judicial nominees I have seen in my 45 years in the Senate. His refusal to answer even basic Qs from both parties made a mockery of our constitutional duty to provide advice & consent.” He added, “Menashi was just confirmed 51-41. A shameful day for the Senate.” – READ MORE