Skip to comments.Rubio, Scott Lead Assault on Conservative Judge, Take Down ‘Qualified’ Nominee
Posted on 07/20/2018 12:19:21 PM PDT by conservative98
Republican Sens. Marco Rubio and Tim Scott torpedoed a conservative nominee to the Ninth Circuit appeals court on Thursday whom even liberals called qualified for the bench, citing college-era political comments, energizing Democrats, and creating a new line of attack against the confirmations of dozens of other judicial picks, including Brett Kavanaugh for the Supreme Court.
Ryan Bounds, an Oregon federal prosecutor who clerked for Judge Diarmuid OScannlain on the Ninth Circuit, had an impressive array of credentials that impressed people on the left and the right. Even the left-wing American Bar Association (ABA) unanimously voted to rate Bounds as qualified for the Ninth Circuit after they reviewed his full record, showing that even those firmly aligned with liberal priorities acknowledge that college-era political riffs do not disqualify someone from a federal judgeship.
But what should have been a historic moment for the Trump administration and the Republican Party to nominate a qualified judge ended in a failed nomination due to Rubio and Scotts efforts to take down a conservative judge due to misgivings about the nominees writings in a college newspaper.
Scott privately told Rubio on the Wednesday before the vote that he had concerns about Bounds racially insensitive writings in the Stanford Daily, a conservative college newspaper, back in 1995.
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Rubio and Jeff Flake are the same. Both ran as tea party guys, then got into office and immediately became swamp creatures who would lie to your face about how conservative they are while working really hard on illegal immigration and thwarting conservatism. Not an honest bone in either's body. The only difference is that Rubio is better at hiding it, for now.
Marco Rubio f***ing sucks, Mark.
I voted for him on your recommendation.
I notice that neither you, Rush or Sean are slobbering all over your good “friend” Marco, or whatever his name is, any more.
But it’s alright, I’m not holding any of you accountable for another turncoat Repubic. This is what they do. This is all they do.
You just can’t trust those Palmettos.
If there is anything certain in politics it is that the UT people will ratify “their bishop” on November 6.
No, that was Bennett, who was nominated (and confirmed) for the Hawai'i seat on the 9th Circuit. Bennett is a Republican and former Attorney General of Hawai'i, but is not very conservative. The problem with filling that seat is that it's awfully hard to find a conservative Republican in Hawai'i.
And if anyone had listened to them, Alabama wouldn't have a Democratic Senator today.
They can, but they serve only until the next session of Congress is over unless they are re-appointed and confirmed.
If the RINOs hasnt stuck the knife into Moore, as they do to every conservative who opposes the GOPs chosen boy, there would be Moore and others on the Republican side of the Senate. They see Washington as an exclusive old boys club. You crash the party and they will do everything they can to destroy you. President Trump is hated by these self-serving traitors.
I don’t disagree, but it’s telling that Scott was one of the two Senators. He was also pushing Little Marco for President as the only one who can stop Hillary. The guy is establishment.
When does Rubio run again?
i knew that Rubio was a steaming pile. I didn’t know until today the Scott is also.
Bennett was a horrible choice for the Ninth Circuit. He’s 65 years old and is socially liberal.
thanx lurk on
So... Rubio and Scott have forgotten how they said or wrote stupid shit when they were in college?
That was 23 years ago for this nominee. It’s ridiculous to judge the nominee today for something he wrote many years ago.
I’m amazed at the changes in attitude, maturity and character I personally experienced from my early 20s to my mid-40s.
Whiney assed Tim Scott
Freepers were kissing his ass for his skin color as so many here are wont to do
Meghan will be appointed to replace her Daddy.
I consider her to be more Conservative and level headed than her dad, so that would be an improvement.
Indeed. Just another in a long list of black 'conservatives' who are black before they are conservative.
made up, untrue
She’s just as odious as Daddy.
She’s been practicing acting conservative on the View.
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