U.S. Senate confirms 15 more judges — many with Democratic support
The Senate has confirmed 15 more judges, all but wrapping up its pre-election session with a big finish days after Brett Kavanaugh‘s confirmation to the Supreme Court.
Clearing the judicial nominees provided a signature walk-off for Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, who has focused on reshaping the judiciary with more conservative judges.
Coverage of Brett Kavanaugh on Globalnews.ca:
While many of the judges were approved with bipartisan support, almost half were confirmed on mostly party-line votes.
Democratic opponents and their allies swiftly objected to some of the nominees, in large part over views aligned with stricter abortion access.
Republicans have seen a bump in polling since Kavanaugh’s confirmation.
Control of Congress is at stake this fall as Republicans fight to keep their majority hold on the House and Senate.
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