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brooklynite

(94,171 posts)
Fri Jul 8, 2022, 05:16 AM Jul 2022

'It's been plenty of time.' Kentucky governor urges Biden to rescind anti-abortion GOP judge pick [View all]

Source: Louisville Courier-Journal

FRANKFORT, Ky. — Gov. Andy Beshear said Thursday it's past time for the White House to withdraw the name of anti-abortion Republican Chad Meredith as a potential nominee for federal judge in Kentucky.

"It's been plenty of time," Beshear said at his press conference. "And by now, they should be telling us that it's going to be rescinded."

As first reported by The Courier Journal last week, a White House official informed Beshear's office through a June 23 email that it planned to nominate Chad Meredith to a U.S. District Court judgeship in Kentucky's Eastern District the next day.

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Beshear and U.S. Rep. John Yarmuth, D-Louisville, were among the Democrats astonished and outraged by the pick, with Yarmuth and other officials telling The Courier Journal that Biden must have worked a deal with U.S. Sen Mitch McConnell so he wouldn't hold up future White House nominations.


Read more: https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2022/07/07/biden-chad-meredith-antiabortion-judge-beshear/10009651002/?utm_source=feedblitz&utm_medium=FeedBlitzRss&utm_campaign=usatodaycomwashington-topstories
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I understand the theory gab13by13 Jul 2022 #1
Harry Reid had to blow up the Filibuster .... LenaBaby61 Jul 2022 #2
Do you have any links to back that up? McConnell's filthy hands are on this too? Novara Jul 2022 #3
"Biden plans to nominate anti-abortion lawyer as federal judge: Yarmuth" brooklynite Jul 2022 #4
Thanks for the link. Novara Jul 2022 #5
McConnell will hold ANYTHING up that doesn't further the GOP agenda. calimary Jul 2022 #6
It was in the link from the thread, gab13by13 Jul 2022 #12
The news of a deal came via speculation by Yarmouth. lapucelle Jul 2022 #14
"appears to be" Novara Jul 2022 #15
It has been reported that McConnell made a deal with a retirement age federal judge (Caldwell) lapucelle Jul 2022 #16
What a fucking mess Novara Jul 2022 #17
The White House locking out a Democratic Governor is a problematic action to say the least NullTuples Jul 2022 #21
That's how it's always worked... 2naSalit Jul 2022 #7
Not to mention he's 49 years old. jimfields33 Jul 2022 #8
Mitch McConnell is 80 years old. PatrickforB Jul 2022 #10
Stand up, do what's right; not what's politically expedient, but what's right. Magoo48 Jul 2022 #20
I hate to say it but Farmer-Rick Jul 2022 #9
The Dems all need to fight back ugly. Let nothing, and I mean nothing slide. Make no deals with PatrickforB Jul 2022 #11
+1 Novara Jul 2022 #18
It appears that Democrats have won this round. McConnell never got and will never get lapucelle Jul 2022 #19
We won little if the White House is willing to do it again. NullTuples Jul 2022 #22
I'm reserving judgement until we get better reporting on the complete story. N/T lapucelle Jul 2022 #23
Any news on the last time the White House was in contact with Bashear? N/T lapucelle Jul 2022 #13
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