Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer rejects Trump judicial nominee based on RACE, what if Republicans pulled this with Obama
Chuck Schumer Democrat Senate Minority Leader rejected President Trump’s nominee for South Carolina federal judgeship not based on his qualifications but because he is white. Can you imagine if a Republican Senator rejected one of Obama’s judicial nominees because they were black or heaven forbid Hispanic? There would be demands across the board for his resignation.
The two South Carolina Senators have condemned the decision as well as Representative Trey Gowdy Republican Representative from Spartanburg.
Schumer the New York Democrat and obstructionist of the Senate told the body he Wednesday he would not support Marvin Quattlebaum for the vacancy on the U.S. District court in South Carolina.
Schumer said a vote for Quattlebaum would result in having a white man replace two African American nominees that Barack Hussein Obama put in place.
Schumer said he would not be a part of the Trump administration’s pattern of nominating white men.
“The nomination of Marvin Quattlebaum speaks to the overall lack of diversity in President Trump’s selections for the federal judiciary,” Schumer said.
“It’s long past time that the judiciary starts looking a lot more like the America it represents,” he continued. “Having a diversity of views and experience on the federal bench is necessary for the equal administration of justice.”
South Carolina Sen. Tim Scott, the Senate’s sole black Republican, pushed back on Schumer’s rationale and urged other Senate Democrats to instead address diversity issues by starting with their offices.
“Perhaps Senate Democrats should be more worried about the lack of diversity on their own staffs than attacking an extremely well-qualified judicial nominee from the great state of South Carolina,” Scott tweeted Thursday morning.
Schumer and other Democrats also argued that Republicans broke with a Judiciary Committee tradition that ultimately left this judicial seat vacant during parts of the Obama administration.
Known as the “blue slip” rule, senators had to submit a blue form voicing their support or disapproval of a judicial nominee from their home state. Schumer said South Carolina’s two Republican senators, however, failed to submit a blue slip for the two judges nominated by Obama.
Quattlebaum was ultimately confirmed Thursday on a 69-28 vote.
A partner in the Greenville office of Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough, Quattlebaum was president of the South Carolina Bar in 2011-12. As a student at the University of South Carolina’s School of Law, he served on the law review.
U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., called Schumer’s vote against Quattlebaum “political correctness run amok.”
The Democrat Senate Minority Leader has proven that he is not a representative of the people. His hatred for President Trump is so strong that even after Trump offered amnesty to 3 times the amount of illegals as Barack Hussein Obama Schumer rejected the offer. Now the poor little DACA illegals will just have to go home to their shithole country.