Are Schumer and Leahy Boneheads?
“When former President Donald Trump took office, the Fifth Circuit was already one of the most conservative courts in the country. It also had two vacancies due to a boneheaded decision by former Senate Judiciary Committee Chair Patrick Leahy (D-VT) to give Republican senators a veto power over anyone nominated to a federal judgeship in their home state — thus preventing President Barack Obama from filling these seats during his time in office.”
From VOX at:
“A sudden deal made by Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer on a set of judicial nominees has made Democratic activists livid.
“Schumer reached an agreement…with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to fast-track the confirmations of 15 Trump-nominated judicial picks. Seven federal district court judges were confirmed that day, and eight were put on the docket for confirmation the following week…”
From VOX at:
Schumer has yet to satisfactorily or adequately explain himself…
The ‘bone-head’ moves of so-called Democratic leadership are, in my view, more evidence of white privilege at work in the political process.
White political leaders are quite willing to negotiate and bargain away the concerns and interests of people of color In the name of bipartisan pragmatism while adversely affected minority constituents aren’t even at the table and have no voice…
Schumer and Leahy have given away the federal judiciary and even the Supreme Court for the foreseeable future.
I don’t believe that either of these men can be characterized as being stupid or naive so, the nagging and salient question is:
Why would either of them indulge in such bone-headed behavior?