Get ready for some Kavanaugh 2.0…
Trump’s nominee for the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals Lawrence VanDyke broke down sobbing before the Senate Judiciary Committee yesterday when asked about a letter from the American Bar Association saying he was “not qualified” for the job due to his well-documented hated of LGBTQ people.
“Some interviewees raised concerns about whether Mr. VanDyke would be fair to persons who are gay, lesbian, or otherwise part of the LGBTQ community,” the letter read. “Mr. VanDyke would not say affirmatively that he would be fair to any litigant before him, notably members of the LGBTQ community.”
It continued: “Mr. VanDyke’s accomplishments are offset by the assessments of interviewees that Mr. VanDyke is arrogant, lazy, an ideologue, and lacking in knowledge of the day-to-day practice including procedural rules. There was a theme that the nominee lacks humility, has an ‘entitlement’ temperament, does not have an open mind, and does not always have a commitment to being candid and truthful.”
46-year-old VanDyke is closely affiliated with the extreme antigay hate group Alliance Defending Freedom, which has lobbied to make being LGBTQ illegal and called for the sterilization of trans people. The group has also linked homosexuality to pedophilia, warned that the evil “homosexual agenda” will destroy Christianity, and said the legalization of same-sex marriage in America has caused “deviant sexual practices” among straight people.
Asked whether he ever said LGBTQ litigants should not be treated fairly, VanDyke sniveled, “I did not say that! I do not believe that! It is a fundamental belief of mine that all people are created in the image of God, and they should all be treated with dignity and respect.”
"It is a fundamental belief of mine that all people are created in the image of God, and they should all be treated with dignity and respect."
WATCH: Judicial nominee Lawrence VanDyke breaks down amid question about attitude towards LGBT people https://t.co/Ku7xoMuWtC pic.twitter.com/DnfXjfu1k1
— The Hill (@thehill) October 30, 2019
VanDyke added that he was “disappointed, shocked, and hurt” when he first read the ABA’s letter and claimed he was “still processing” the whole thing. He was also quick to note that one of the ABA raters had donated to his opponent when he ran for a state judiciary race.
What he left out was that the $150 donation was made five years ago and the member who made it recused themselves from the vote that declared him unfit to be a judge.
Related: Guess which two SCOTUS justices were caught cozying up with leaders of an antigay hate group
This is going to be the lasting damage done by the Trump administration. Even if he is ousted and both houses go blue, there are now HUNDREDS of bigoted, anti-civil rights judges in office who will do their best to attack and block our rights over the next 20-30 years. The only thing that may save us is if the next Democratic president gets to replace someone like Alito on the Supreme court with someone rational.
Alliance Defending Freedom appears to escape Mr,Trump. view?
Yeah, when caught bring on the Kavanaugh waterworks. Wahh….
I’m actually shocked that this POS was even considered but then this is the Trump era and just shows you how bad it’s gotten. Gotta appease his Kkk Christian cult base.
As Cam says above. This is where the real damage is taking place. They’re playing the long game. This is why they praise and tolerate the Orange Menace. He’s giving them everything they could hope for. They’re just chomping at the bit to start throwing the cases to these newly biased courts. We all know who and what the targets will be.
PLAYS WELL WITH OTHERS
Nothing is more outrageous than that fat abhorrent noxious puke Brian Brown meeting in person with two sitting Justices of the SCOTUS and tweeting with a picture of them “great day at the Supreme Court”
How the fcuk can that be permissible? There are major cases they will be deciding on in this session and they meet with a reprehesive puke who represents a group seeking to deny our community it’s civil rights and urges crimminilization of Gay sex?
It’s no different than Justices deciding Black civil rights in the sixties meeting with the Grand Dragon of the KKK..
I think Justice Roberts should make them recuse themselves from ruling on that case because of the interaction that they did.
That bigot is too unstable to even pick up garbage.
There is a solution to the loading of fascist judges to the various courts. Increase the size of SCOTUS to 11 justices (which apparently can be done through fairly simple legislation) under President Biden or whoever, plus majorities in both Houses, then appeal every bad/wrong/unfair/homophobic/fascist decision all the way up the line to SCOTUS. The additional two justices should be appointed on the basis of their demonstrated judicial fairness, not because they might be leftist. Even if they are to the left, that should be less important than that they are FAIR.
If you’re going to be anti-gay, have at it. Just don’t like about it. If a person thinks he can only get the job by lying then he doesn’t deserve it.
Well bless his poor little heart. Saying what he said about all people being treated with dignity and respect must have really been painful. Poor thing.
Lock Him Up!
God ain’t real. lol
poor thing…bless his heart
Man About Town
What is up with these grown-up crybabies?
No kidding. He’s responsible for how many lbgt suicides? His entire life just ended and got dumped in the sewer by none other than himself but geez mister, go cry about it elsewhere.
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