The victories of Kelly Loeffler and David Perdue on January 5th in the Georgia Senate runoffs are crucial for preserving President Donald Trump's legacy in one of the most critical areas — the federal judiciary. If their Democratic opponents win, Republicans will lose their majority in the U.S. Senate:
As the two Senate races loom, party control of the Senate hangs in the balance, with the upper chamber currently made up of 50 Republicans and 48 Democrats. If Democrats win both runoff elections, raising the total to 50-50, the Democrats will take control of the Senate, with Vice President-elect Kamala Harris serving as the tie-breaking vote.
Without a Republican majority in the Senate, there would be no safeguard in place to block President Joe Biden from appointing radical jurists to the federal bench.
A Republican-controlled Senate will ensure that only mainstream nominees with bipartisan support are confirmed.— 🇺🇸 Mike Davis 🇺🇸 (@mrddmia) December 28, 2020
The rest will get buried in the Senate graveyard.@Perduesenate and @KLoeffler’s victories on 1/5 in Georgia is a critically important check.
America is on the line.
There is no doubt that President Trump's impact on the judiciary will be far-reaching:
The impact will be enduring. Among the Trump-appointed judges, who hold lifetime positions, several are still in their 30s. The three Supreme Court picks could still be on the court at the 21st century’s midpoint, 30 years from now.
Beyond the Supreme Court, 30% of the judges on the nation’s court of appeals, where all but a handful of cases reach their end, were appointed by Trump.
But numbers don’t tell the entire story. The real measure of what Trump has been able to do will be revealed in countless court decisions in the years to come on abortion, guns, religious rights and a host of other culture wars issues.
However, President-elect Joe Biden is being pressured by liberal groups like the American Constitution Society to do everything to disrupt the accomplishments President Trump made for conservatives in the judicial arena:
ACS has sent Biden's transition team a list of 352 potential nominees to the district and appellate courts. The group would not provide any of the names on the list, citing a desire for confidentiality among those who were recommended, but said that about a quarter of them were government or legal/aid lawyers and another 24 percent were civil rights or plaintiffs attorneys, with potential overlap between the two groups. . .
Other groups, like the progressive judicial advocacy organization Demand Justice, have gone as far as calling for a complete moratorium on former corporate lawyers on the federal bench, arguing that the imbalance has shaped the law in favor of big business over the years.
Liberal judicial advocacy group Alliance for Justice also reported having joined over 30 other liberal groups in sending a list of over 100 recommendations for judicial nominees to the Biden transition team.
The fight to preserve President Trump's legacy is in full swing, and every Republican vote for Kelly Loeffler and David Perdue matters. Republicans in Georgia can do their part to preserve President Trump's legacy by voting red in January.
A huge reason the Georgia Senate Race is so important is that it will determine whether Joe Biden will be able to push through his radical list of judges. https://t.co/cqpG2cydne— JCN (@judicialnetwork) December 28, 2020
President Trump will be campaigning in Georgia next Monday on behalf of Loeffler and Perdue.