Friday, November 25th, 2022
ATLANTA – Today, Team Herschel released the following statement highlighting an article titled: “Joe Biden Can Confirm Even More Judges If Democrats Win Georgia’s Senate Race”.
To read the full article, click HERE.
“Two years into his presidency, Joe Biden has already broken records with the number of federal judges he’s gotten confirmed and with the diversity of his court picks. And as Democrats prepare to control the Senate for another two years, Biden is on track to make his impact on the courts a defining piece of his legacy.
“It’s only going to get easier for him if Democrats win in Georgia’s Senate runoff on Dec. 6.
“The Senate has been tied at 50-50, along party lines, for the entire time that Biden has been president. That’s meant that Democrats and Republicans have had equal representation on the Judiciary Committee, where GOP members have been intentionally delaying the confirmation process for a number of Biden’s court picks.
“All those GOP members have to do is unanimously vote no on a nominee, causing a tie within the committee, and it keeps that nominee stuck there. Whenever they do this, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) has to file a so-called discharge petition to force that nominee out of the committee and onto the Senate floor for a confirmation vote.
“‘Georgia is highly important because we can confirm even more judges, more quickly, if we don’t have to deal with all the procedural hurdles that come with a tied Senate,’ said Brian Fallon of Demand Justice, a progressive judicial advocacy group.
“Beyond that, said Fallon, having 51 Democrats in the Senate would put Biden in a stronger position for filling potential seats on the Supreme Court.
“’If any vacancies on the high court happen to arise in the next two years, Biden will be in the driver’s seat,’ he said. ‘It will be the opposite of the situation in 2014 when loss of the Senate cost Democrats a chance to change the court’s composition for a generation after [conservative Justice Antonin] Scalia died.’”
“We need Herschel Walker in the Senate to stop Joe Biden’s radical agenda,” said campaign spokesman Will Kiley. “Raphael Warnock has shown that he has no interest in standing up to Biden. Time and time again, he has put the best interests of Georgia behind those of his party. Georgians deserve a Senator who will put them first, not the radical left.”