Trump picks replacement to fill seat left by Barrett, Democrats resist

Although Democrats and left-wing media figures are demanding that President Donald Trump concede the election, he is still moving at full speed to fulfill his campaign promises.

In keeping with his impressive record of filling judicial seats, the president has pick a replacement to fill the seat left by Supreme Court Justice Amy Coney Barrett, the Washington Examiner reported. Democrats, of course, who failed to thwart Barrett’s confirmation, are intent on trying to stop Trump’s nominee.

Who is the replacement?

Trump’s nominee, Thomas Kirsch II, currently serves as U.S. attorney for the Northern District of Indiana.

“Mr. Kirsch led numerous complex high-profile white collar investigations and has prosecuted offenses in numerous areas, including mail and wire fraud, honest services fraud, tax fraud, bank fraud, health care fraud, conspiracy, extortion, money laundering, racketeering, obstruction of justice, perjury, and gangs and narcotics,” reads Kirsch’s biography on the Department of Justice website.

It continues, “Mr. Kirsch has received numerous local and national awards, including the Department of Justice Director’s Award for Superior Performance and awards from The American Lawyer, The National Law Journal, Law360, and Benchmark Litigation. Mr. Kirsch is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers.”

Trump’s stellar record

Should Kirsch be confirmed by the Republican-held Senate, he will fill Barrett’s former position on the Seventh Circuit.

According to a Pew Research report from July, Trump has appointed nearly a quarter of all active judges. The president has also appointed more appeals court judges than almost all of his predecessors at the same point in their presidencies.

“Trump has appointed 53 appeals court judges to date, far higher than the number appointed by nearly every other recent president at the same point in their tenure,” Pew stated.

Democrats resist

Democrats, of course, are set on thwarting Trump’s appointment and are pointing to former Vice President Joe Biden’s claim of an election victory as reason to bring it to a halt.

Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) wrote a letter to the Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsay Graham (D-SC) demanding that no further nominations by Trump be considered, Newsweek reported.

“American people have overwhelmingly rejected a second term for President Trump,” the California senator claimed.

Feinstein insisted that “it is imperative that the Judiciary Committee cease to process judicial nominations and allow President-elect Biden the opportunity to appoint judges following his inauguration on January 20, 2021.”

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