Wha? That’s the new name for the potential 17 days during the so-called “Lame Duck” period where President Obama could have the gift of a Democratic Senate. Bon Voyage Mr. President, here’s 17 productive days to get a bunch of your judicial appointments on the bench as our parting gift.
There are 20 prospective district judges and three prospective circuit court judges already on the executive calendar, ready for floor votes. They need only 51-vote majorities to be approved. So, if Democrats win back the Senate, what’s to stop Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) from taking care of business in those dead days of January? After all, even if Donald Trump does win in November, Schumer would still have Vice President Biden to break ties.