2019 Recent Vote
The Senate considered President Trump’s nomination of Patrick Wyrick to be U.S. District Court judge for the Western District of Oklahoma. It is critical that the judges confirmed to serve lifetime appointments on our federal courts are qualified, non-partisan, and committed to treating parties fairly. As Solicitor General for Oklahoma, Wyrick was former Oklahoma Attorney General and EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt’s “dear friend and trusted counselor,” working together on multiple cases challenging the EPA’s ability to protect public lands and clean air and address climate change. There are also serious ethical concerns regarding Wyrick’s record. Wyrick made several inaccurate statements to the Senate Judiciary Committee, including regarding his involvement in his wife’s business, his conflicts with oil and gas companies, and his false statements before the U.S. Supreme Court. On April 9, the Senate confirmed Wyrick to the Western District of Oklahoma by a vote of 53-47 (Senate roll call vote 68). NO IS THE PRO-ENVIRONMENT VOTE.