Radical Judge Who Was Nominated By Trump Has Just Been Implicated In Ukraine Scandal
The Ukraine scandal is starting to look more like a political scheme by the minute. On Friday, Steven Menashi, Donald Trump’s nominee for the Second Circuit Court of Appeals, was implicated in the Ukraine scandal.
According to The Huffington Post, four Democratic senators on the Judiciary Committee, including ranking member Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), sent Menashi a letter demanding that he clarify any knowledge he had about the call, and giving him until October 7 to respond.
“We write to inquire about your knowledge of or involvement with any of the events related to a telephone call between President Trump and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky on July 25, 2019, or a whistleblower complaint about that call and efforts to pressure Ukraine to interfere in the upcoming 2020 U.S. election,” said the letter.
But Menashi’s controversy did not begin with the Ukraine scandal. Many saw his nomination as wrong after he had criticized feminism and diversity, compared affirmative action to Nazi Germany, scorned anti-sexual assault protesters as “gynocentrists,” claimed that financial aid for college students is unfair to rich people, accused the Human Rights Campaign of “exploiting” the death of gay student Matthew Shepard, and helped Education Secretary Betsy DeVos roll back campus civil rights protections for rape survivors.
And it’s not just Democrats who have criticized Menashi. Sen. John Kennedy (R-LA), who sits on the Judiciary Committee, said, “I’m really doubtful” about supporting him, saying, “My thought is, look, if he’ll treat a United States senator the way he treated us, I wonder how he would treat the people.”