Newsmax: Top Dems Opposed Most Minority Appeals Court Judges Nominated By Trump


Some of the key Democrat senators who are likely to help push President Joe Biden’s Supreme Court nominee, which he has vowed will be a Black woman, opposed the vast majority of former President Donald Trump’s picks for the appeals courts who were not white men, Fox News reported on Monday.

Among the prominent Democrats, according to a tweet from the Article III Project, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer voted against 95% of minority appeals court nominees from Trump. Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Dick Durbin voted against 81% of such nominees. Judiciary Committee member Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, voted against 71% of the former president’s minority appeals court nominees.

“Democrats talk a big game on diversity in the courts and about how representation matters, but their records don’t match their rhetoric,” Article III Project President Mike Davis told Fox News. “These Democrats are quick to weaponize race and gender to achieve their progressive political goals, but diversity in the workplace, racial progress, and gender equality clearly aren’t their real priorities.”

Davis stressed that “as Democrats prepare to nominate a Black woman to the Supreme Court, remember how they treated Clarence Thomas, Janice Rogers Brown, Miguel Estrada, and Amy Coney Barrett during their confirmation processes.”

The comments from the Article III Project come as the White House has implied that racism may be a factor in the opposition of Republicans who have criticized Biden’s vow to nominate a Black woman.

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