White House fights Democrats on judicial nominee
I’m with Reid & not Obama on this one, we have enough judges referencing bibles in the court systems already, and we cannot move into the future with reactionary, throwback, and luddite interpretations of law dragging us backwards.
“Based on Judge Boggs’ 10-year track record as a state trial and appellate court judge, the President believes he is qualified for the federal bench. Of all the recent criticisms offered against Michael Boggs, not one is based on his record as a judge for the past 10 years,” said White House spokesman Eric Schultz.
Boggs came under heavy criticism at his hearing earlier this week as senators questioned his past support for the Confederate emblem on the former Georgia state flag, as well as controversial votes he had as a state legislator on issues such as same-sex marriage and abortion.
The opposition reached a crescendo when Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid announced Thursday that he would not vote to confirm Boggs.