After seeing this video of one of Donald Trump’s nominations for a lifetime position as a federal judge in the US District Court, I feel that I am just as qualified as him. He failed to satisfactorily answer a single question of law posed to him by Republican senator John Kennedy of Louisiana. Trump has been nominating extreme ideologues to the federal bench, many of whom have been deemed unqualified by the American Bar Association. The sad thing is that the Republican senators have confirmed many of them.
MUST WATCH: Republican @SenJohnKennedy asks one of @realDonaldTrump’s US District Judge nominees basic questions of law & he can’t answer a single one. Hoo-boy. pic.twitter.com/fphQx2o1rc
— Sheldon Whitehouse (@SenWhitehouse) December 15, 2017
It should be noted that Kennedy is one of the most conservative members of the senate.
Mark Dowd says
These judges will, without a doubt, be both Trump’s greatest and also most unknown legacy. This, more than any Congressional bill, will fuck us up for years and years and years and years to come.
deepak shetty says
That and the damage to the environment -- Almost everything else can be undone
It is astounding that these days, Senate questioning can just end with almost a throw-away line asking if any Federal judge nominees have blogged in support of the Ku Kluk Klan. There have been so many assaults on norms and standards that we wouldn’t be surprised if several Trump judge nominees were current bloggers supporting the KKK. The phrasing makes me think some of them literally do do that but are hoping not to have to admit it until they are on the bench and can resume it.