2019 Scorecard Vote
The Senate considered President Trump’s nomination of Patrick Wyrick to be a 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”—they worked together on multiple cases that challenged the EPA’s ability to protect public lands and clean air and address climate change. Wyrick’s record also raised serious ethical concerns. He made several inaccurate statements to the Senate Judiciary Committee, including about 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.