President Donald Trump’s judicial appointees are more conservative, on average, than those nominated by former Republican presidents, according to a new study commissioned by liberal activist group Demand Justice.
The study, which was conducted by progressive think tank Data for Progress, found that Trump judicial appointees were, on average, 20 percent more conservative than George W. Bush’s.
“This analysis reveals how dangerously far to the right Trump has moved the federal courts in almost no time at all,” said Brian Fallon, executive director of Demand Justice in a statement. “Democrats in the Senate have been too slow to recognize the crisis that is underway, and continue to support many of these nominees as if they are within the mainstream ideologically. These are not normal nominees, and Democrats can’t continue to treat this situation as business as usual.”