“They will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.
Don’t expect the Charleston Post & Courier to ever, EVER say anything against Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY). After all, this particular publication is famed for its hard-left bend.
But shockingly enough, the P&C actually just reported the news fairly and objectively… for once. Maybe it’s just a case of the law of averages.
Anyhow, possibly the most liberal newspaper in the entire South just called out the Empire State senator for openly admitting from the floor of the US Senate that he intended to vote “Nay” regarding the Greenville, SC, attorney A. Marvin Quattlebaum as a United States District Court for the District of South Carolina.
You see, President Trump recently nominated the Upstate lawyer to be confirmed as one of 15 South Carolina federal judges. He also happens to be white.
Obviously, that’s reason enough for Schumer to vote against him. Not Quattlebaum’s experience, skill, or even his reputation for impartiality. He’s disqualified because he
s white. Period, end of story.
As reported by the Post & Courier‘;
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer rejected President Donald Trump’s nominee for a long-vacant South Carolina federal judgeship not because of his qualifications but because of his race.
The decision drew the quick ire of South Carolina’s two U.S. senators and U.S. Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-Spartanburg, a former federal prosecutor.
Schumer, a New York Democrat, said in a Senate floor speech Wednesday he would not support Greenville attorney Marvin Quattlebaum for a vacancy on the U.S. District Court in South Carolina.
Voting for Quattlebaum, he said, would result in having a white man replace two African-American nominees from the state put forth by former President Barack Obama.
Schumer said he would not be a part of the Trump administration’s pattern of nominating white men.
“The nomination of Marvin Quattlebaum speaks to the overall lack of diversity in President Trump’s selections for the federal judiciary,” Schumer said.
“It’s long past time that the judiciary starts looking a 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.”
But South Carolina’s Sen. Tim Scott, who happens to be black, shoved back against Schumer;
“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,” Scott tweeted Thursday morning.
Not alone, Rep. Trey Gowdy accused Schumer of twisting the facts.
Gowdy said one nominee was rejected, Circuit Judge Alison Lee, because of controversial decisions regarding bond, while the other, Don Beatty, went on to become chief justice of the S.C. Supreme Court.
“Hopefully Senator Schumer can find a way to look at really unusual factors (like qualifications) in the future,” Gowdy posted on Twitter.
Schumer’s bigotry not withstanding, Quattlebaum was ultimately confirmed Thursday on a 69-28 vote.