As if you're not worried enough ... enter Brett Talley
He was also given a pass by the Judiciary Committee. He is also awaiting confirmation.
And it bears repeating: these are lifetime appointments. Your children's children could end up before one of these men, seeking justice.
It's understandable that we are mesmerized by the frequent, high-profile illustrations of Trump's unfitness. But arguably more frightening and important are the low-profile ways he is institutionalizing Trumpism, imposing changes whose effects will linger long after the stench of him has left the Oval Office.
And he knows it.
As Trump bragged last month, "The judge story is an untold story" whose consequences will be felt "40 years out." He's right about that. So let's start telling it. Because you're not worried enough.
You could stand to be angrier, too.
(Leonard Pitts is a columnist for The Miami Herald, 1 Herald Plaza, Miami, Fla., 33132. Readers may contact him via e-mail at email@example.com.)