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Big Win for the Rule of Law and Justice: Duncan Confirmed

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It’s a win for you as a supporter of Concerned Women for America (CWA), too. I’ve asked you to pray and take action on the nomination of Kyle Duncan for the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, and you answered the call. Now, Duncan is The Honorable Judge Duncan after being confirmed by the U.S. Senate on a 50-47 vote.

This is good news for those of us who respect the Constitution and the rule of law. Duncan is someone who is committed to the original meaning of the Constitution and is keenly aware of his limited role as a judge.  We need more like him on the bench.

Duncan’s nomination became the number one target of the left because he had boldly stood for religious liberty.  His involvement in some marriage cases, and the well-known Hobby Lobby decision, made him “persona non grata” for the left, and they spent much time, energy, and resources to stop his nomination.

But they have utterly failed. Today, we celebrate Duncan’s nomination and President Trump’s excellent record on judicial nominations. We have said it time and again, but it bears repeating, President Trump has exceeded expectations when it comes to judicial nominations.

Still, we must not let this victory distract us from the work that must still be done in the U.S. Senate. Hundreds of President Trump’s nominations continue to linger in the Senate as Democrats continue to obstruct nominees for merely partisan reasons.

As I write, the nomination of Mike Pompeo to serve as the next Secretary of State has been unnecessarily delayed at the behest of radical, leftist groups that object to a nominee with the highest qualifications possible, merely because of his faith.

Please stay engaged on your knees — and with phone calls, letters, and emails — for these nominees. Personnel is policy, as they say, and if so, we can only be encouraged for what’s to come from these great, qualified, committed candidates.

Mario Diaz, Esq. is CWA’s general counsel. You can follow him on Twitter @mariodiazesq.