Confirming Conservative Judges
In the Senate, Portman has helped confirm a record number – over 190 – of the federal judges that President Trump has nominated to the bench. These judges are smart, young, conservative men and women who will interpret the law as written and not try to legislate from the bench. In addition to Supreme Court Justices Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh, Portman has helped confirm over 50 judges to the U.S. Court of Appeals and over 140 Judges to the U.S. District Courts.
In Ohio, the Senate has confirmed two judges – Chad Readler and Eric Murphy – to the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals, three judges – Sarah Morrison, Doug Cole, and Matthew McFarland to the Southern District of Ohio, and one judge – Pam Barker – to the Northern District of Ohio.