How Trump Gained Historic Presidential Power Through 2 Senators

Through Chuck Grassley and Harry Reid Trump now has historic Presidential power to revolutionize the judiciary fast!

The deep state is opposed to Donald Trump on many levels but the Republican wing of it has given him historic Presidential power to reshape the judiciary. The opposition between Trump and the Republican establishment does not extend to the judicial branch. Because former Senate Leader Harry Reid exercised “the nuclear option” to give Barack Obama an easier time appointing judges, that power is now Trump’s. Now, Senator Chuck Grassley has given him even more power to effect speedy change in our courts.

Here’s a liberal whining about it:

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CNBC reports, “Congress has handed Trump a historic presidential victory.

President Donald Trump should give special thanks to two U.S. Senators this Thanksgiving weekend. One is still serving in the Senate, the other recently retired. One is a Republican. The other a Democrat. And what should President Trump be thanking them for? Quite simply they have handed him one of the biggest victories any president could claim in the past 45 years.

Yes, this has happened even as one of the most widely covered stories of the past year has been President Trump’s difficulties in working with Congress.

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But that story ignores a bigger and longer-lasting development in the federal judiciary. That brings us first to naming the Republican gift giver: Senator Chuck Grassley from Iowa. The longtime member of Congress has big time clout as the Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee.

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Late last week, Grassley decided not to honor a Senate tradition of holding up hearings for judicial nominees who aren’t cleared by their own home state senators. That tradition is known as the “blue slip courtesy” born out of time before nationwide communication technology when a given state’s senators had access to much more information about nominees than their colleagues from the rest of the country. Grassley correctly noted that Democrats were now trying to use the blue slips tradition to replace the filibuster, and he’s having none of that.

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And that brings us to the Democrat who provided the initial generous source of President Trump’s solid triumph: Former Senate Majority Leader, and Democrat, Harry Reid. Reid is a major reason this good fortune has befallen President Trump because Reid was the one who killed the filibuster rule for judicial nominees in 2013. And when he killed it, it was gone for good.

Read the full CNBC story.

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Joe Scudder

Joe Scudder

Joe Scudder is the "nom de plume" (or "nom de guerre") of a fifty-ish-year-old writer and stroke survivor. He lives in St Louis with his wife and still-at-home children. He has been a freelance writer and occasional political activist since the early nineties. He describes his politics as Tolkienesque.

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