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Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Conservatives see Democrats' religious bigotry in growing backlog of judicial nominees

Conservatives are turning up the heat on Senate Democrats to fill the growing number of federal judicial vacancies, blaming the backlog in part on Democrat hostility to the traditional religious beliefs of some White House nominees.

The Judicial Crisis Network has rolled out a $1.5 million cable and digital ad campaign accusing Democrats of “taking their obstruction to disgraceful new lows, shamefully bullying nominees, attacking them because of their faith.”

President Trump on Tuesday released the names of the 51 nominees he intends to renominate to the federal bench, but there are now 163 vacancies, more than the 125 when he took office in 2017, causing consternation on the right.

“Democrats have reached an extreme low with their obstructionist tactics now involving smears and religious tests,” said Penny Nance, president and CEO of Concerned Women for America. “President Trump and Republicans need to expose this extremism for what it is and move forward immediately to confirm constitutionalist judges and fill the record number of judicial vacancies the nation faces.”

More than 30 judicial nominees had passed committee muster and were awaiting floor votes at the end of the year before Senate Democrats blocked them.


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

They want to attack nominees for their faith, but at the same time, they don't want to build a wall because "God does not want a wall," per Nancy Pelosi. They want to listen to God about the wall but not about marriage. They want to listen to God about the wall but not about abortion. I saw a comment the other day that said, "Jesus never mentioned abortion." Jesus said God knew you before you were formed in the womb. That would make you a person at conception. Jesus also said that He did not come to do away with any of the laws which means the 10 commandments would still stand. Thou shall not murder. It is sad how their feelings about faith change when it benefits them.