Leading Dem Opposes Judge Because He's White

  • 2018-03-02
  • Source: AAN
  • by: Remington Strelivo
Leading Dem Opposes Judge Because He's White
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Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) announced on Wednesday that he would not vote for a judicial nominee, because the nominee happens to be white.

Schumer fumed: "The nomination of Marvin Quattlebaum speaks to the overall lack of diversity in President Trump’s selections for the federal judiciary." He continued, "Quattlebaum replaces not one, but two scuttled Obama nominees who were African American."

His final verdict? "I'll be voting no on the Quattlebaum nomination," Schumer said.

However, Quattlebaum has the strong support of the Senators from his home state of South Carolina – with both Sen. Tim Scott and Sen. Lindsey Graham slamming Schumer's decision.

Scott, who is one of three African Americans in the U.S. Senate, went after Schumer for the much-publicized lack of diversity among Democratic congressional staffers.

"Perhaps Senate Democrats should be more worried about the lack of diversity on their staffs than attacking an extremely well-qualified judicial nominee from the great state of South Carolina," Scott tweeted on Thursday morning.

Graham's comments were even more barbed – calling Schumer's decision "political correctness run amok."

"I've known Chuck Schumer for years. He is not a racist, but this was an absolutely shameful reason to vote against a very qualified nominee like Marvin Quattlebaum," Graham tweeted.

Soon after, Graham tweeted again: "Voting against a highly qualified nominee because of the color of his skin does nothing to bring our country and nation together. Frankly, it is a massive step backward."
 Source: AAN
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