He's making the courts look more like America. But that's not all.
Judicial appointments are some of the most important work of a president since it can have such long lasting consequences. I have said that Biden is the best president in my lifetime, and I for one, am not eager to replace him. People live longer and longer. I come from a family of longevity with a paternal great-grandmother who lived 109 years, and a maternal grandmother who lived to be 99.5. The older one lived at home her entire life. The later lived at home until she was 98. I remember visiting her in the nursing home and singing with her and a group of people. My aunt said that the reason my grandmother lived so long is because she knew how to let things roll off of her shoulders. She remained resilient, and that is a quality I see in Biden. I think he will live on the long end of his body's ability to exist because he takes good care of himself, and extends that to the care he is trying to take of our country. The judiciary should look like the people. The people of the world, because that is what the USA is made up of.
Thank you. As a proud Georgia democrat, I am thrilled that my president is restoring my eleventh circuit to its historic role as protector of all people. Judge abudu is a welcome presence here.
I've heard that Trump appointed a lot of under-qualified judges. I'd be interested in learning if their promotion may be slowed. America really has a problem with a politicized judiciary and in the Trump years it got turbo-charged. McConnell openly bragged about judge stacking.
Excellent. Thank you. Such ill intentions coming from the Republican side, it's ever astonishing! For Republicans promotion and protection of voting rights is partisan!
Not a single Republican senator voted for Abudu but Manchin had the nerve to argue that judgeships should not be political when the party he crossed to vote with were DID and were doing just that. Republicans were either voting AGAINST voting rights or voting because of partisan reasons. I have some problems with Biden who has mostly been an excellent replacement for Trump, but in this area of judicial appointments, he has been doing well. He has diversified not only the judiciary at the federal level, but his administration and federal office. Republicans say elections have consequences; they sure do.
As well I need to say how similarly astonishing it still is to me that during the COVID period, the "once great Grand Old Party" was against alternate ways for people to vote just as they were working against masking and vaccination. They are the ones who have brought this country to party extremism. It only takes one side filled with ill-will to force this.
Wow. Thank you for this. Good to know and understand the work that does not grab the "horse race" headlines.
In the clip of Rep. Glenn Grothman of Wisconsin that you posted he demonstrates very clearly just how Republicans see things: that treating others the same way as Republicans (white men) have been treated is unfair.
Yes, only a very small percentage of Biden’s nominees have been straight white men. But (and this is the part Republicans just cannot wrap their heads around) looking at the overall judiciary, it is still very much staffed by straight white men.
To bring things into a proper representative balance, BECAUSE OF the imbalance that’s been perpetuated for decades, it’s necessary to shift things the other way for a while.
Grothman cannot see this larger picture. All he can see is the thin slice he finds offensive. Offensive because it treats others the same as it treats him, and anything that doesn’t treat him as “more equal” is unfair.
Thank you for explaining. I had no idea. I grow more and more fond of Biden every day.