Democratic senator takes out judicial nominee because he’s Christian

Democratic senator takes out judicial nominee because he’s Christian
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[Ed. – As long as the “blue slip” privilege can be used by senators to simply take nominees out of consideration, the Democrats are likely to use it to the hilt to knock out religious conservatives — regardless of how highly they are recommended by independent endorsers.  Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) has done it here without the inconvenience of having to go on camera and ask inappropriate questions.]

In Wisconsin, this campaign of religious intolerance has claimed a new casualty in Gordon Giampietro, President Trump’s former nominee to a vacant seat on the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin. He was revealed to be removed from the list of renominations Trump issued on January 22. Democrats have all but ensured that, for the crime of publicly voicing the teachings of his faith, Giampietro will never sit on the federal bench. …

His qualifications are beyond question. … He received the approval of the bipartisan Wisconsin Federal Nominating Commission …

[I]n an open letter addressed to President Trump, Baldwin reneged on her previous recommendation, stating that she was no longer supporting Giampietro. With Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC), the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, honoring the blue-slip tradition for district court nominees—essentially permitting home-state senators to block a nominee from receiving a vote—Baldwin ended Giampietro’s nomination.

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