Obama made an off the cuff remark at the University of Chicago Law School regarding his nomination for the Supreme Court and it made #Skokie trend on Twitter last week!
“But at no point did I say: ‘Oh, you know what? I need a black lesbian from Skokie in that slot. Can you find me one?’ ” then Obama said. “I mean, that’s just not how I’ve approached it.”
The Obama comment was in response to criticism that there was a lack of racial and LGBT diversity in his of nominee Merrick Garland.
The Chicago Tribune reported:
Obama was at University of Chicago to promote Garland, who attended high school in Skokie and was born in Chicago, as his Supreme Court nominee, calling him “as good of a judge as we have in this country right now.”
In response to questions Thursday about diversity in the federal courts, Obama defended both his record and his nomination of Garland, the Chicago Tribune reported.
“Not to brag, but I have transformed the federal courts, from a diversity standpoint, with a record that’s been unmatched,” Obama said.
A lot of twitter reaction was that Merrick is not from Skokie, but from another community.
— The Golden Avalanche (@JPOMalley1) April 7, 2016
Some was that there is not “Diversity” there anyway!
— Becky P (@BeckyPetropoulo) April 7, 2016
He really did open himself for criticism, not because he nominated what he called, “a white guy”, but because of the “white privilege” mantra that has permeated the left since he was elected.
Obama also seems to have chosen his pick more to embarrass Republicans than to even support his own ideology.
Recently Judge Napolitano said that choosing Garland is a “Lose-Lose” for the President.
But the big issue is if Obama can get Garland past a nomination!
All 11 members of the Senate Judiciary Committee sent a letter to Sen. Mitch McConnell informing him that they will not hold any hearings. He was quoted as saying, “a snowball’s chance in hell” that he will back down from his opposition to confirming a Supreme Court justice before a new president is elected.
Obama nominates, and the Senate decides whether they even want to hold an up-or-down-vote!
The Alexander Hamilton and the Founding Fathers were revolutionary men who were taking down a monarchy.
They didn’t want to give the POTUS kingly powers. They definitely didn’t require the Senate to hold an up-or-down-vote.
Again, the POTUS nominates, and the Senate decides whether they even want to hold an to hold an up-or-down-vote!