Democrats Oppose Trump's Gay Nominee to the Federal Bench

Southern Dad

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When President Donald J Trump says that he is appointing someone, the Democrats automatically oppose that person. This is the second openly gay person that Trump has nominated to the federal bench. The first was Judge Mary Rowland, who was not confirmed by the end of the senate term and is being reappointed. When the Senate Judiciary Committee voted, the only ones to vote against Judge Mary Rowland, were the wonderful Democrat listed below. Talk about party over country. All Republicans on the committee voted in favor of Rowland. Trump appoints an openly gay judge to the federal judiciary, and she is opposed. What will happen with Patrick Bumatay? Will the Democrats vote against him, too?
  • Dianne Feinstein (Democrat - California)
  • Patrick Leahy (Democrat - Vermont)
  • Dick Durbin (Democrat - Illinois)
  • Sheldon Whitehouse (Democrat - Rhode Island)
  • Amy Klobuchar (Democrat - Minnesota)
  • Chris Coons (Democrat - Delaware)
  • Richard Blumenthal (Democrat - Connecticut)
  • Mazie Hirono (Democrat - Hawaii)
  • Cory Booker (Democrat - New Jersey)
  • Kamala Harris (Democrat - California)


Trump nominates openly gay conservative to federal appeals court
President Donald Trump recently announced another wave of judicial nominees, and among them is an openly gay conservative, Patrick Bumatay.

Trump nominated Bumatay to serve on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit, based in San Francisco, the nation’s largest federal appeals court. It hears cases from nine Western states and has 29 judges; there are currently six vacancies.


Bumatay is an assistant U.S. attorney in California handling various criminal issues, including opioid abuse and transnational organized crime, according to the White House. He went to Yale and Harvard Law School, and the White House said Bumatay is a member of the National Filipino American Lawyers Association, the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association and the Tom Homann LGBT Law Association.

Bumatay is the second openly gay person Trump has nominated for the federal bench, according to the Washington Blade. The first was Mary Rowland, a magistrate judge who Trump nominated to be on the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois in June; she is waiting to be confirmed by the Senate.

Trump nominates openly gay conservative to federal appeals court
 
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When President Donald J Trump says that he is appointing someone, the Democrats automatically oppose that person. This is the second openly gay person that Trump has nominated to the federal bench. The first was Judge Mary Rowland, who was not confirmed by the end of the senate term and is being reappointed. When the Senate Judiciary Committee voted, the only ones to vote against Judge Mary Rowland, were the wonderful Democrat listed below. Talk about party over country. All Republicans on the committee voted in favor of Rowland. Trump appoints an openly gay judge to the federal judiciary, and she is opposed. What will happen with Patrick Bumatay? Will the Democrats vote against him, too?
  • Dianne Feinstein (Democrat - California)
  • Patrick Leahy (Democrat - Vermont)
  • Dick Durbin (Democrat - Illinois)
  • Sheldon Whitehouse (Democrat - Rhode Island)
  • Amy Klobuchar (Democrat - Minnesota)
  • Chris Coons (Democrat - Delaware)
  • Richard Blumenthal (Democrat - Connecticut)
  • Mazie Hirono (Democrat - Hawaii)
  • Cory Booker (Democrat - New Jersey)
  • Kamala Harris (Democrat - California)
You are making it sound like they voted against the judge for being gay. That is so disingenuous
 

Babba

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What, exactly, is the point of the OP? The fact that they're gay has absolutely nothing to do with it.

California's two senators, both Democrats, Dianne Feinstein, the ranking member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, and Kamala Harris, have come out against Bumatay’s nomination. The Associated Press reported that Feinstein and Harris are opposing the nominations of Bumatay and two other judicial nominees because the California lawmakers were not consulted prior to their nominations.
 

Southern Dad

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So, in your little world, Democrats should support a political hack candidate for a judgeship simply because they happen to be homosexual?
No, Democrats will oppose a candidate because Trump appoints him or her. There is no doubt both of these candidates are qualified for the job. The Republicans did not hold their sexual orientation against them and voted to confirm. The Democrats couldn't get past the (R) at the end of Trump's name and had to oppose.
 
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Southern Dad

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Telling when the op will not even attempt to defend his post, it means he knew it was bullshit when he posted it
Your post is an ignorant lie. My post demonstrates that I am still here. It has been only 45 minutes since the OP. Your post attempts to paint me as someone who posted and ran but what it has done is show the forum how pathetic it is that you attack me without bothering to discuss the subject.