The Senate voted 53-43 to confirm Stephanos Bibas to the 3rd Circuit Court of Appeals, the second federal appeals court judge nominated by President Trump confirmed on Thursday.

West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin, who is up for re-election in 2018 in a state Trump won in 2016, was the only Democrat to cross party lines to vote for Bibas' confirmation.

Bibas' confirmation brings the total number of federal appeals court judges confirmed this week to four, following the Senate's confirmation of Amy Coney Barrett to the 7th Circuit, Joan Larsen to the 6th Circuit, and Allison Eid to the 10th Circuit.

Before the Senate Judiciary Committee voted to advance Bibas' nomination last week, Illinois Sen. Dick Durbin spoke against him as "outside the mainstream of American legal thinking" because of Bibas' legal writings on enhanced interrogation techniques.