According to disturbing new reports, President Joe Biden is moving at light speed to appoint new liberal judges to the federal bench, making the most appointments since the time of Richard Nixon.
As Axios reports:
President Biden and the Democratic-controlled Senate have installed more federal judges during the first six months of his presidency than any administration since Richard Nixon’s.
Why it matters: While Democrats may spend more time talking publicly about vaccines and infrastructure, the rapid pace of both nominations and confirmations shows judges are one of the party’s most urgent priorities. President Trump pushed through his own slate of judges to boost conservatives for decades.
By the numbers: Biden has had eight federal judges confirmed since taking office on Jan. 20.
Chief of Staff Ron Klain and White House counsel Dana Remus — in coordination with the Senate Judiciary Committee — are intensely focused on accelerating Biden’s efforts to appoint as many judges as possible.
According to Axios’ reporting the goal of the appointments is to attempt to undo much of former President Trump’s work in making the federal courts more conservative.