Schumer and Trump have had a rather interesting relationship thus far during Trump’s term.
At times, they seem like buddies who can work things out, while other times they are at each other’s throats throwing daggers.
On Wednesday, Schumer went where even I didn’t think he would go by saying the most recent judge appointee “speaks to the overall lack of diversity in President Trump’s selections for the federal judiciary.”
Schumer not only voted against Trump’s judiciary nominee because he was white, Schumer was also quick to complain Republicans held up nominations for two black judges during the Obama administration.
On this, Schumer stated, “It is long past time that the judiciary starts looking at 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.”
Schumer’s comments did not go unnoticed by his counterparts in office.
Graham, who has had a very good working relationship with Schumer over the years, tore into Schumer, tweeting…
This is political correctness run amok.
Voting against a highly qualified nominee because of the color of his skin does nothing to bring our country and nation together.
Frankly it is a massive step backward.
— Lindsey Graham (@LindseyGrahamSC) March 1, 2018
Tim Scott also fired in his two cents, tweeting…
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. https://t.co/unrR7Cz7Mp
— Tim Scott (@SenatorTimScott) March 1, 2018
Ed O’Keefe published a report in 2017 revealing only 13 percent of Democrat staff members are African American, so Scott is right on his point. Dems need to look in their own house before throwing stones at anyone else’s.
The bottom line here is that these appointees should be based on merit and not fall into some equal opportunity trap.
Personally, I don’t care what race, creed, or color they are, as long as they can perform the job without bias.
It is just a shame Democrats don’t see it the same way.
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