[Ed. – The media’s portrayal of the Trump presidency continues to be wildly at odds with what is actually going on. It’s hard not to get discouraged by the negative coverage, but it really is just sound and fury, signifying nothing.]
Andrew Oldham was confirmed this week to the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals. With that, President Trump has now broken a record for the number of confirmed judges by the end of a president’s second year in office. Oldham makes it 24. The previous record had been President George H. W. Bush’s 22 appeals court judicial confirmations.
“The Senate continues to confirm impressive nominees whom President Trump has asked to serve our country,” Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) said on Wednesday. “[Oldham] comes highly recommended by colleagues and peers from across the spectrum.”
Democrats like Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) tried to stop the nomination.