Trump Judicial Nominee Who Wrote Comments Sympathetic to KKK Rebuffed by Senate

Another nominee, who referred to transgender children as being part of “Satan’s plans,” will not be moving forward either.


(Reuters) — Two of President Donald Trump’s judicial nominees will not be confirmed by the Republican-controlled U.S. Senate following criticism over statements they made, a White House official said.

The official said on Wednesday that the two nominations “will not be moving forward” in the U.S. Senate.

One of the nominees, Brett Talley, selected for a district court position in Alabama, had already said he would withdraw.

The other, Jeff Mateer, nominated to serve as a district court judge in Texas, was already hanging by a thread although he has not officially withdrawn.

Sen. Chuck Grassley, a Republican who chairs the influential Senate committee that overseas judicial nominations, said on Wednesday that he “doesn’t anticipate that either nominee would be confirmed,” a spokesman said.

The move came a day after Grassley raised concerns about the statements the two nominees had made.

Talley was reported by online magazine Slate as having posted online sympathetic comments about the early history of the Ku Klux Klan (KKK) white supremacist group. He also failed to disclose that his wife works in the White House Counsel’s office, which overseas judicial nominations.

Mateer has run into trouble over speeches he made in 2015. In one, he referred to transgender children as being part of “Satan’s plans,” CNN reported.

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  • I guess it’s a sign of the times that the bar has fallen so low that — in order to not be confirmed by the Senate — a judicial candidate has to be totally unqualified, and/or conceal an obvious conflict-of-interest and/or be totally loony tunes. :-(

    Racism question for the NFL….

    REDSKIN – [Red-skin] Noun, A disparaging and offensive contemptuous term used to refer to a North American Indian.

    N-WORD – Noun, A disparaging and offensive contemptuous term used to refer to a black person.

    *** Should the KKK have the same right to own a team called the Washington N-words?? ***

    How can one be offensive and not the other? Racism is something that apply to all people, not just black people. You cannot say the N-word on the radio, tv, or even in the newspapers or internet. Yet, the FCC allow the offensive word against Native Americans to be broadcast freely all over the media.

    Can you tell me why this is so, we as Americans, must fight against all forms of Racism in this country. It is time to Change The Name, stop supporting Racism.

    Please pass this on through your facebook, twitter and all social media.

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