Monday, July 24, 2017

It’s the Courts We Have To Worry About.

What Trump does can be undone once we get the Republicans out of office, but the judges are another thing all together.
Republicans think blogger who calls gays ‘faggots’ should be a federal judge
LGBTQ Nation
By Jeff Taylor
July 14, 2017

Senate Republicans in the Senate Judiciary Committee have pushed through the nomination of a federal judge with anti-LGBTQ views, and a worrying blogging history.

John Bush has been nominated by President Trump to the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals and was confirmed by the Senate on Thursday with an 11-9 vote.

Bush writes under the pen name G. Morris for his wife‘s blog, Elephants in the Bluegrass, where he has shown support for a sign promising violence against Obama supporters who might steal an opposing campaign sign, compared abortion to slavery, and backed the conspiracy theory that former president Obama was born in Kenya.

He also wrote a post critical of the State Department‘s decision to change passport applications to refer to parents in a gender-neutral way, as “Mother or Parent 1” and “Father or Parent 2.”
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“I come here every year, and let me tell you one thing I’ve learned — this is no town to be giving people the impression you’re some kind of faggot,” Bush said, quoting Thompson.
He is going to be a Federal judge with life tenure; he could be on the bench for 20 or 30 years! And there are over a hundred judicial appointments pending! The Republicans sat on President Obama’s judicial appointments just so they can pack the courts.

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