President Trump highlighted a multitude of legislative accomplishments at his third State of the Union address, including his record-breaking number of judicial confirmations across the board.
President Trump also recognized his Supreme Court nominees, Justices Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh, who have been crucial in bringing strict Constitutionalism back to the high court:
Pres spotlights the confirmation of a record 187 new Federal Judges on his watch, mentioning his two SCOTUS appointments in the House Chamber: Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh. seen smiling at the recognition. pic.twitter.com/8nXApczLE5— Mark Knoller (@markknoller) February 5, 2020
President Trump rightfully recognized the tireless work of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to push qualified jurists through the Senate to be confirmed. Leader McConnell has been instrumental in re-shaping the federal judiciary, and in confirming two well-qualified jurists to the Supreme Court.
“Working with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and his colleagues in the Senate, we have confirmed a record number of 187 new federal judges to uphold our Constitution as written.”— Team Mitch (@Team_Mitch) February 5, 2020
- President @realDonaldTrump #StateOfTheUnion
Judges are supposed to interpret & apply the law as written, not make it up as they go along. Pres. Trump has already appointed 22% of the entire federal judiciary. #StateOfTheUnion— Kay C. James (@KayColesJames) February 5, 2020
This accomplishment marks another campaign promise fulfilled by President Trump. He continues to transform the federal bench alongside Leader McConnell, working to end the trend of nominating activist judges, as former President Obama was notorious for. Together, President Trump and Leader McConnell have prioritized putting real jurists, who value the rule of law above all else, on judicial benches nationwide.