More senators have voted against confirming President Donald Trump’s nominees for federal courts, on average, than those of any other recent president, according to an analysis from the Pew Research Center published Wednesday.
The Senate has confirmed 29 of Trump’s appointees to the bench, including U.S. Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch and 14 judges for the powerful appellate courts. The Pew analysis, based on data from the Federal Judicial Center and the Senate, said there have been a total of 654 “no” votes cast on the floor of the Senate against those 29 nominees. That means an average of nearly 23 votes against each confirmed judge.
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