The Senate has in six months confirmed only four Trump nominees, one of whom is Justice Neil Gorsuch who sits on the Supreme Court. The Trump administration has many pending judicial nominees that it has sent to the Senate, but Senate Republicans are not even bothering to hold hearings on them and confirm them even though they are well on their way to losing their majority in the 2018 midterm elections notwithstanding a very favorable judicial map.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell simply has to pick up the pace on confirmations. Otherwise, we will continue to lose cases we should win, like President Trump’s travel ban in the lower federal courts. Moreover, many if not all the deregulatory efforts that President Trump is making will also be overturned in the Obama-Clinton dominated lower courts. There is a huge amount at stake here for Senate Republicans and not a minute to waste.