Biden cheers 200th judicial confirmation: ‘Judges matter’

President Joe Biden thanked the Senate on Wednesday for confirming the 200th federal judge of his presidency, which he referred to as “another milestone in the effort to protect the freedoms and liberties of all Americans.”

Earlier in the day, the Senate voted 66-28 to confirm Angela Martinez as a district court judge in Arizona.

“These judges are exceptionally well-qualified. They come from every walk of life, and collectively, they form the most diverse group of judicial appointees ever put forward by a president,” Biden wrote on Wednesday. “Judges matter. These men and women have the power to uphold basic rights or to roll them back.”

More than 60% of Biden’s judicial appointees are women or people of color, according to the White House, and Biden claimed that they will “decide whether women have the
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