This is literally the first time in American history that a federal judge was confirmed to the bench on the basis of a tiebreaking vote by the Vice President. https://t.co/rnr1zmD9ra
— Steve Vladeck (@steve_vladeck) December 11, 2018
The U.S. Senate, with @VP Pence breaking the 50-50 tie, confirms another circuit court judge: Jonathan Kobes for the Eighth Circuit
— Phil Mattingly (@Phil_Mattingly) December 11, 2018
Senate Republicans just voted to confirm a circuit court nominee, Jonathan Kobes, who was rated “not qualified” to serve in this position by the non-partisan American Bar Association. Why are Republicans pushing unqualified judges?
— Senator Dick Durbin (@SenatorDurbin) December 11, 2018