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Tweetin’ Texan Don Willett confirmed to 5th Circuit, despite Dems playing War on Women card

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.”

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In a setback to filling District Court vacancies, two nominations were withdrawn: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:

Not Hillary

Everything else is gravy

The Democrats: Fabulism Since 1828.

notamemberofanyorganizedpolicital | December 13, 2017 at 6:30 pm

War on Women? That Dog Don’t Hunt No More – just ask Al Franken.

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.

notamemberofanyorganizedpolicital | December 13, 2017 at 8:09 pm

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.”

Yashar Ali
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.