STATEMENT: D.C. Circuit Nominee Is Anti-Regulation Zealot and Out of Step With Mainstream, CAP’s Sam Berger Says
Washington, D.C. — After President Donald Trump announced that he intends to nominate Neomi Rao to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, Sam Berger, senior adviser at the Center for American Progress, issued the following statement:
Neomi Rao is an anti-regulation zealot who has been the tip of the spear in President Trump’s efforts to gut important protections for millions of Americans. She is part of a growing right-wing push for activist judges who will overturn decisions by experts in federal agencies in order to advance the goals of big business and wealthy donors. She is yet another conservative out of step with mainstream Americans who would push the second-most powerful court in the nation further to the right.
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