Tweetin’ Texan Don Willett confirmed to 5th Circuit, despite Dems playing War on Women card
Filling critical appeals court vacancies, as closure successfully invoked also on the nomination of James Ho.
Texas Supreme Court Justice Don Willett was confirmed to the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals today. Justice Willett is best known for his Twitter account, where he stays away from politics, and is quite funny. Kemberlee put together a Best of (Future SCOTUS?) Justice Don Willett’s Twitter Feed.
As we previously reported, during confirmation hearings, Dems tried to attack some of his tweets, Aging, humorless Dem Senator rips judicial nominee Don Willett over Bacon Marriage tweet.
Dems again showed a lack of good humor today, playing the War on Women card against Willett and other judicial nominees. The Texas Tribune reports:
Willett’s confirmation came over the objections of several Democratic senators. At a news conference Wednesday morning, U.S. Sen. Jeff Merkley, D-Oregon, called Willett an “extreme individual” with a “frightening record.”
“Can any woman coming before this individual expect a fair hearing?” Merkley asked. “The answer is probably not.”
Before the afternoon vote, U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, spoke on the Senate floor about Ho and Willett, describing the judges as “close friends” he has known for decades. He implored Democrats to set aside “partisan rancor” and confirm both.
“They are brilliant. They are principled. They are humble men of deep character,” Cruz said. “And I am confident not only will they faithfully follow the law on the Court of Appeals, but…I predict that Jim Ho and Don Willett will become judicial superstars.”
Willett will assume a seat that was vacated in 2012. All four openings on the 5th Circuit have been classified as “judicial emergencies.”
At 11:00 a.m., @SenJeffMerkley, @nwlc's @FGossGraves & I will be speaking out against Fifth Circuit nominee Don Willett & so many others Trump judicial nominees who are #BadForWomen. Watch live at https://t.co/oFTyj2w7n1 #CourtsMatter
— Senator Mazie Hirono (@maziehirono) December 13, 2017
This scurrilous attack on @JusticeWillett has no basis in reality. The record is replete with letters defending his record as a judge, as a boss, as a mentor, and as a friend. I will tweet several of these letters. https://t.co/QJwjs9pVSP
— Josh Blackman (@JoshMBlackman) December 13, 2017
I don't agree with him on everything but Don Willett is the finest, fairest, best qualified public official I've ever met. This mindless partisan garbage is exactly why we can't have nice things.https://t.co/seXoyza2vB
— David Burge (@iowahawkblog) December 13, 2017
In related news, the Senate also invoked cloture on the nomination of James Ho to the 5th Circuit of Appeals. So Trump is moving along filling critical appeals court slots.
In a setback to filling District Court vacancies, two nominations were withdrawn:
The White House is giving up on two of President Donald Trump’s nominees for the federal bench.
The president will not pursue the nominations of Brett Talley to a district court slot in Alabama and Jeff Mateer to a district court post in Texas, a White House official confirmed to POLITICO Wednesday.
Talley indicated he was prepared to withdraw from consideration after coming under criticism for a lack of experience and for failing to disclose that his wife works in the White House counsel’s office.
“He has offered to withdraw his nomination thus it will not be moving forward,” said a White House official who asked not to be named.
The official added that the nomination of Mateer, who ran into trouble over extreme statements about transgender children, “will not be moving forward.”
I’ll repeat what I’ve said before. Senate Republicans need to move faster, and Trump needs to speed up nominations, so that as many vacancies as possible are filled in case disaster strikes in the midterms and Democrats regain control of the Senate.
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CONGRATULATIONS, Justice Willett!!! The Wee Willets must be excited for you- as are all of us in Texas! He is a fabulous jurist, grounded in the Constitution, and an humble man.
The reasons I voted for Trump:
Everything else is gravy
The Democrats: Fabulism Since 1828.
War on Women? That Dog Don’t Hunt No More – just ask Al Franken.
Ruh Roh! Speaking of Tweeting…..
“New Claim From CNN:
Anderson Cooper’s Assistant Left His Phone Unattended and Unlocked at the Gym; An Unknown Rando Must Have Picked Up the Phone and Used It to Tweet Out that Trump Was a “Tool” and a “Pathetic Loser”
He left his phone unlocked at a gym?
Don’t phones lock themselves after like ten seconds of non-use?…”
Mine locks after 5 minutes.
Mine after a minute or less.
Another Democrat Media casualty in their War on Women!
PBS Suspends Tavis Smiley Over Sexual Harassment Complaint
this should get its own posting
the left getting its comeuppance.
So, people are rejecting the left’s concept of diversity, including: racism, sexism, and perhaps political congruence (“=”), too. Positive progress.
Next, we’ll restore civil rights (and human rights), including the Fifth Amendment, specifically due process, and the Eighth Amendment, both of which define the Pro-Choice doctrine (i.e. selective, opportunistic), abortion rites (i.e. denying life to those deemed unworthy), witch trials (e.g. trial by press), and lynching (e.g. social justice), as unconstitutional.
Pro-Choice/abortion rites or selective-child policy.
This Democrat Party and their Media’s War on Women isn’t going very well….
Manu Raju :
FRANKEN tells me no final decision yet on timing of his resignation from Senate. “We don’t know what the timing is yet. We don’t have an exact.”
Interesting. I’ve heard from two prominent Franken supporters who told me that they’re looking to prove most of his accusers were organized by a right wing group…
Cooper goes the gym like barry obama goes to the gym.
When they do, they probably wear helmets and knee pads. And lift five pounds for ten minutes. But probably spend most of their time in the locker room.
“Talley indicated he was prepared to withdraw from consideration after coming under criticism for a lack of experience and for failing to disclose that his wife works in the White House counsel’s office.”
Meanwhile, Ohr’s wife works for Fusion GPS in the Trump oppo department and that’s just fine.
One is useful to Democrats and the other is a deadly serious challenge to their power and control because you night just uphold laws as written and not as viewed through a liberal filter.
I can see a progressive ” War on Women,” attack, to prepare for the next General Election, to run another woman for President, 5who can win. Why is there an urgency to have a woman President ? I am not against it, But shouldn’t the most Qualified candidate be who we support ? On the issue of Judges, We have too many Radical Judges, appointed by the Reckless Obama ( And other descriptions ), That need fixing.