The Senate upheld one of President Donald Trump’s few black justice candidates with overwhelming support from both parties and showed its continued willingness to postpone trials with the support of most lawmakers on both sides of the aisle.
Roderick C. Young was ruled 93: 2 in the US District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia where he is currently a judge.
His nomination was proposed by the two Democratic Senators in Virginia and was moving quickly given the slower pace of work on Capitol Hill over the summer.
The routine judicial confirmation that took place on Thursday was in sharp contrast to the sharp partisan harshness that unfolded over the nomination and expected confirmation of the next conservative judiciary from the Supreme Court.
Senate Minority Chairman Chuck Schumer (DN.Y.) and Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) Were the only two Democrats to vote no to Young. Senator Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) And several others took part in the vote.
While Trump has prioritized appointing judicial officers and the Republican-led Senate has been aggressive to approve them, only 11 of its 161 appointed district courts are black, according to the Federal Judicial Center. None of his 53 appointment appointments are black.