2020 Scorecard Vote
The Senate considered President Trump’s nomination of Justin Walker to be U.S. Circuit Court judge for the D.C. Circuit. Circuit courts are often the ultimate arbiters of highly significant cases, including those involving environmental protections, and it is critical that the judges confirmed to serve lifetime appointments on these courts are qualified, non-partisan, and committed to treating parties fairly. Walker, a hyper-partisan who lacks the temperament or experience to serve fairly as a judge, was selected for his connections and willingness to fulfill partisan political goals on the bench. A former intern of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) who appeared on Fox News dozens of times in defense of Justice Kavanaugh and the president, Walker lacked sufficient experience or credibility to serve on one of the most powerful federal courts in our country. On June 18, the Senate confirmed Walker to the D.C. Circuit by a vote of 51-42 (Senate roll call vote 123). NO IS THE PRO-ENVIRONMENT VOTE.