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The Ninth Circus show is about to fold


Senate President Pro Tem Chuck Grassley, the past and future judiciary chairman, is tickled that President Donald John Trump is reining in the Ninth Circuit Court. One third of the judges on that once-loony tunes appellate court now are Trump appointees.

Fox News reported, "The Republican-controlled Senate on Wednesday afternoon confirmed Lawrence VanDyke to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, marking President Trump's 50th successful appellate court appointment in just three years in office, and his second to the historically liberal Ninth Circuit in as many days.

"By contrast, President Barack Obama nominated a total of 55 circuit judges who were confirmed over eight years -- and Obama's nominees were, on average, approximately ten years older. The White House has dramatically transformed the Ninth Circuit, a powerful court with jurisdiction over nine states that has long been a thorn in the president's side.

"Of the 30 active seats on the Ninth Circuit, 10 have now been appointed by Trump, and 14 by Republican presidents. Only nine of the court's 19 semi-retired senior status judges were appointed by Democrats, with 10 by Republicans. That's a major change from early last year, when only six of the active judges on the Ninth Circuit were chosen by Republicans."

Two Trump judges await confirmation to the Fifth and Eleventh circuits. That would bring to 52 the number of Trump appellate judges -- out of 179 circuit judges overall.

Do you see why losing the House was not so bad in 2018? President Trump kept the Senate. While the House goes bonkers over impeachment, the Senate confirms judge after judge.

Fox News also reported, "VanDyke's confirmation, by a 51-44 vote, came just 24 hours after Patrick Bumatay, an openly gay Filipino man, was also seated on the San Francisco-based Ninth Circuit. Both nominees were fiercely opposed by Democrats, including the senators from their home states -- Nevada Sens. Jacky Rosen and Catherine Cortez Masto for VanDyke, and California Sens. Dianne Feinstein and Kamala Harris for Bumatay."

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is the man who made this possible. He refused to consider Obama's appointees for 2 years, saving those vacancies for the next president.

The Ninth's return to America after decades in the lefty wilderness nears, thanks to Mitch and The Donald.

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