Bill Yeomans, a senior justice fellow at the Alliance for Justice, said, “Failure to move toward impeachment runs the risk of alienating the Democrats’ base and making the party look weak and indecisive.”
Op-Ed by Nan Aron and Sharon McGowan, Lambda Legal
Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar is currently on a media swing touting the Trump Administration’s pledge to end the HIV/AIDS epidemic by 2030. But given the administration’s actions to create a federal judiciary wholly inhospitable to both accessible health care and the LGBTQ community, this is breathtaking hypocrisy—and Azar should know it.
In a speech to the University of Virginia School of Law on Thursday, Reeves criticized Trump’s aggressive responses to his administration’s losses in court and the lack of diversity in his judicial appointments — an extremely rare rebuke from a sitting federal judge.
Justice Neil Gorsuch has delivered almost precisely what conservatives were hoping for over his two years on the U.S. Supreme Court, even though his principles occasionally take him in other directions.
The poster child for why McConnell orchestrated the rules change is Patrick Wyrick, 38, a District Court nominee from Oklahoma who was on one of the lists President Trump circulated to conservatives of potential Supreme Court nominees, and who is Scott Pruitt’s protégé.
Wyrick, who has spent most of his career in government, was a top assistant to former Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt and helped lead the unit of lawyers that challenged Obama-era laws and regulations.
The Republican strategy for the next year and a half is quickly becoming clear. One, do everything they can to slow down the release of any information pertaining to Trump’s corruption and possible crimes. Two, fast track the right wing agenda by moving even faster to install Trump nominees into powerful positions, with the main priority being to pack the federal courts with right wing hacks at a dizzying rate.