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Audrey Conklin Reporter

July 31, 2019 11:16 PM ET

The Senate confirmed 13 judges President Donald Trump chose while America had its eyes on the Democratic primary debates Tuesday and Wednesday.

Though Senate Republicans had initially planned to confirm 19 Trump judges before leaving Washington, D.C., for August recess, they successfully confirmed four nominees Tuesdayand nine Wednesday. (RELATED: Trump Keeps Campaign Promise, Picks More Conservative Judges)


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Closing statements:


De Blasio: "This has to be a party that stand for something. This needs to be the party of labor unions. This has to be the party of universal health care."


Bennet: Trump doesn't believe in rule of law and the independence of the judiciary.


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Speaking of the judiciary:


Two nights of debates, zero questions about the Supreme Court.



8:34 PM - Jul 31, 2019


“For too long, fairly uncontroversial judicial nominees just like these have been held up and delayed by our Democratic colleagues even when the vacancy qualifies as a judicial emergency,” Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnellsaid during a speech on the Senate floor Wednesday, The Hillreported.

“Uncontroversial district judges used to be confirmed promptly in big groups by voice vote,” he continued.

Confirmations includethe following district court nominees:

Karin Immergut for the District of Oregon, John Milton Younge for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, Mary M. Rowland for the Northern District of Illinois, Mark Pittman to the Northern District of Texas, Jeffrey Brown to the Southern District of Texas, Brantley Starr to the Northern District of Texas, Martha Pacold to the Northern District of Illinois, Jason Pulliam to the Western District of Texas, William Stickman IV to be the Western District of Pennsylvania, Michael T. Liburdi for the District of Arizona, Peter D. Welte for the District of North Dakota, James Wesley Hendrix for the Northern District of Texas and Sean D. Jordan for the Eastern District of Texas.

Republicans have confirmed more than 100Trump court picks since 2017, including Supreme Court Justices Brett Kavanaugh and Neil Gorsuch, as well as a record number of appeals court judges.

United States Supreme Court justices are pictured. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)