Senate Pulls Plug On Trump Appeals Court Nominee After Being Busted With Writing Racist Articles: Report
Donald Trump’s judicial nominee Ryan Bounds, lost his nomination after U.S. Senate Republican leaders found racially insensitive articles he wrote as a college student.
According to Reuters, Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announced on Thursday that Bounds, a federal prosecutor to sit on the San Francisco-based 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, lost his nomination over his racially insensitive articles.
According to the Washington Post, “Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas) told reporters Thursday that the decision was made with the White House, following concerns Sen. Tim Scott (R-S.C.) raised about the nomination.”
“Senator Scott raised some concerns yesterday about the nomination and I think it became apparent the nominee was not going to prevail,” Cornyn told reporters after Bounds’ vote was withdrawn. “The White House decided under the circumstances to withdraw the nomination and so that’s where we are.”
Reuters pointed out that this is the first time a Trump appeals court pick was not confirmed.