“If you pluck a chicken one feather at a time, then people won’t notice.”
Italian politician and journalist,
Leader of the National Fascist Party.
While creating the appearance of chaos through widely-reported distractions and diversions, Donald Trump is quietly reconstructing the American judicial system.
As of May 15th, the United States Senate has confirmed 39 federal judges nominated by President Trump, including one Associate Justice of the Supreme Court, 21 judges for the U.S. Courts of Appeals, and 17 judges for the U.S. District Courts.
During his first year in office, Trump set a record for the most ever federal appeals judges confirmed during the first year of a presidency. And he is continuing at his fast pace. The vast majority of his appointees have been white and male. And all have been pretty far to the right on the political spectrum.
So while we have all been watching the clown car that is the Trump presidency, Trump has been plucking away at the American judicial system one feather at a time and hardly anyone has noticed.
Written for Linda G. Hill’s One-Liner Wednesday prompt.