President Forges Ahead on Vow to Appoint More Federal Judges—187 Confirmed and Counting; ‘God, Trump, and the 2020 Election’ Author Stephen E. Strang Says Many Evangelicals Voted for Trump for This Reason
ORLANDO, Fla.—With the Senate impeachment trial complete, President Donald Trump and his administration are getting back to the business of keeping America great and fulfilling his many campaign and Oval Office promises.
Among them is Trump’s promise to continue appointing conservative judges to benches nationwide to balance them, and very soon after the gavel was pounded in the trial, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell returned the focus to confirming judicial nominations.
Author, Christian businessman and award-winning journalist Stephen E. Strang has released his exciting new book—the third in an influential trilogy—“God, Trump, and the 2020 Election,” and, in it, explores Trump’s many promises, including Evangelicals’ interest in and concern about judges.
“No matter how much the left attacks, Trump is committed to doing the right thing,” Strang writes in “God, Trump, and the 2020 Election.” “He has worked hard to place conservatives on the Supreme Court, despite Democrats doing everything they could to impede his progress. Despite the opposition, Trump keeps pressing forward with his agenda for the nation. To me and many other conservative Christians, the single reason they voted for Trump is that he promised to appoint only conservative judges to the bench. And the benefit of this action will impact the country for 40 to 50 years.”
According to The Hill, McConnell “teed up five judicial nominations for votes on the Senate floor,” which could happen as soon as this week. Up for confirmation is Andrew Brasher for the 11th Circuit, along with U.S. district judge picks Joshua Kindred, Matthew Schelp, Joshua Kness and Philip Halpern. Since 2017, the Senate has confirmed 187 judicial nominees for President Trump, including two Supreme Court picks. If these five are confirmed, the total would increase to 192.
“With the appointment of Neil Gorsuch in 2017 and Brett Kavanaugh in 2018, many conservatives believe their taking a chance on supporting Trump has paid off,” Strang added.
Judicial nominations are a top priority for Republicans, The Hill also reported, particularly given the divided government. “McConnell, even when Republicans controlled the House, argued judges were the party’s best shot at having a long-term influence on the direction of the country.”
Trump also gave McConnell a virtual pat on the back during last week’s State of the Union address: “Working with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell—thank you, Mitch—and his colleagues in the Senate, we have confirmed a record number of 187 new federal judges to uphold our Constitution as written,” Trump said during the speech.
Throughout “God, Trump, and the 2020 Election,” Strang touches upon presidential news and interviews faith leaders who predicted the mass resistance against Trump and the concerted effort to unseat him—one way or another—from Day One. Strang also discusses the urgency of Christians continuing to support the president, as his policies help hold back the Left from crushing the rights of all Americans, including Christians.
Heading into 2020, Strang says, the stakes in his reelection are even higher. Strang’s unique understanding of Christian voters gives him insight into why they supported Donald Trump in 2016 and why he believes they will again in even greater numbers in 2020. “God, Trump, and the 2020 Election” is also an inside look into how spiritual warfare is shaping the presidential race, which is an important subject for Bible-believing Christians.