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Tue Jul 12, 2022, 10:14 AM Jul 2022

White House Privately Signaling It's Moving Forward With Anti-Abortion Court Pick [View all]


President Joe Biden is not backing off plans to nominate an anti-abortion attorney to a lifetime federal judgeship in Kentucky, despite strong opposition from Democrats and reproductive rights groups, according to a source recently briefed on the White House’s plans.

White House officials have refused to talk about Chad Meredith ever since the Louisville Courier-Journal reported late last month that he is the president’s pick for a soon-to-be vacant U.S. District Court seat in eastern Kentucky. The newspaper even provided copies of June 23 emails from the White House to Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear (D) confirming Biden’s plan to nominate Meredith, a member of the conservative Federalist Society who has fought abortion rights.

The White House initially told Beshear that Meredith would be nominated the next day, on June 24. But that turned out to be the day the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, and the nomination didn’t happen. Now it’s just crickets.

“I’m just not ― we just don’t comment on ― on vacancies, whether executive branch or judicial, in situations where we have not made a nomination,” White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre told reporters on Wednesday, when asked about Meredith. “We just have not made a nomination on this yet.”

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Wow that's terrible politics. David__77 Jul 2022 #1
Why? LexVegas Jul 2022 #2
It is a deal with McConnell to not block the nomination of a US Attorney in KY Jose Garcia Jul 2022 #28
So we're trading a temporary311 Jul 2022 #33
What a monumental mistake Rebl2 Jul 2022 #3
Yikes! Faux pas Jul 2022 #4
Could it have been a 'log-rolling' deal with mcconnell? empedocles Jul 2022 #5
Not sure Rebl2 Jul 2022 #6
A tent so big anyone can get in. CrispyQ Jul 2022 #7
The optics don't look good MagickMuffin Jul 2022 #8
Bad, bad decision. OLDMDDEM Jul 2022 #9
This is terrible. I cannot accept this. CTyankee Jul 2022 #10
Big mistake. Hope he changes his mind. nt DLevine Jul 2022 #11
Seems to me snowybirdie Jul 2022 #12
Not wanting an anti-choice judge on the bench for life isn't a purity issue. NYC Liberal Jul 2022 #17
A Democrat unhappy with what a Democrat is doing is not an anti-Democrat agitator. WhiskeyGrinder Jul 2022 #18
LOL Get back to us when this Federalist Society RWNJ worms his way on to the SCOTUS. SMC22307 Jul 2022 #23
This is so ugly. WhiskeyGrinder Jul 2022 #13
They can't claim ignorance. aocommunalpunch Jul 2022 #14
Maybe it was the deal for the weak gun control lawyers negotiated with turtle. kimbutgar Jul 2022 #15
Write to your senators people & tell them to oppose this nomination. CrispyQ Jul 2022 #16
I heard that we're supposed to shut up and accept whatever Biden does Fiendish Thingy Jul 2022 #19
Must be like the zillionth-degree chess we heard so much about... SMC22307 Jul 2022 #20
"He can't be that bad; he was a Biden pick!" WhiskeyGrinder Jul 2022 #21
Wonder who he'll replace someday -- Alito? Thomas? SMC22307 Jul 2022 #29
KYs a red state and also McConnell's. Biden CAN'T get a pro-abortionist there. Hortensis Jul 2022 #22
Why do we keep saying "2 more"? Why are we settling for two? SMC22307 Jul 2022 #34
I thought we had to back Biden at this point ripcord Jul 2022 #24
Oh, so you'd prefer Trump then?!?!?! Sky Jewels Jul 2022 #32
Well Solly Mack Jul 2022 #25
This is a big mistake. Autumn Jul 2022 #26
And the turtle said just yesterday that he plans to Beachnutt Jul 2022 #27
WTF Sky Jewels Jul 2022 #30
Fuck it...... Hotler Jul 2022 #31
We can't have nice things, UGH. sarcasmo Jul 2022 #35
Say it ain't so Joe duckworth969 Jul 2022 #36
Jesus H. Christ on a trailer hitch. demmiblue Jul 2022 #37
This is a mistake and a bad one, but Elessar Zappa Jul 2022 #38
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