On Wednesday, Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham called the 150th confirmation a “historic milestone.” The U.S. Senate had confirmed yet another judicial nominee appointed by President Trump, helping fulfill his campaign promise to remake the federal bench with a conservative bent.
Six district court nominees won confirmation Wednesday, bringing the president’s total number of appointed judges to the lower federal courts to 105. Mr. Trump has also appointed 43 circuit court nominees and two Supreme Court justices since taking office.
The pace has far outdone President Obama, who only saw 20 circuit court nominees and 74 district court judges confirmed during the same period of time. Mr. Obama, though, like Mr. Trump had two Supreme Court appointments within his first three years.