Washington, D.C. — Today, the U.S. Senate voted 51-48 to advance the nomination of John K. Bush to serve as a federal appeals court judge, clearing the way for him to be confirmed to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit.
Michele Jawando, vice president of Legal Progress at the Center for American Progress, issued the following statement:
Despite John Bush’s history of making racist, sexist, and homophobic remarks as a right-wing blogger, Senate Republicans voted today to rubber-stamp President Donald Trump’s nominee to a lifetime seat on the 6th Circuit. Bush’s views—which are far out of the mainstream—and checkered past raise serious questions about his ability to rule fairly from the bench.
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