Chuck Schumer refused to confirm a Trump judicial nominee based solely on his skin color, but Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC) helpfully corrected the top Democrat with something he doesn’t encounter very often – facts.

Schumer admitted on the Senate floor earlier this week that he would not vote to approve the nomination of Marvin Quattlebaum for a vacancy on the U.S. District Court for the District of South Carolina, because he is white and is replacing two minority nominees of former President Barack Obama’s.

“Quattlebaum replaces not one, but two scuttled Obama nominees who were African American,” he said.

 

 

 

 

The implication was clear – Trump was supposedly forcing (scuttling) the black nominees out and replacing them with his preferred white nominee.

The implication, however, was void of facts.

Gowdy to the rescue …

 

Indeed, Gowdy is referring to Obama’s first choice for the seat, Judge Alison Renee Lee, whose judicial competence was called into question when she lowered the bond for a pair of criminals who were released and subsequently murdered people, as well as his second nominee, Justice Donald Beatty, who became Chief Justice of the South Carolina Supreme Court in February of 2017.

Those don’t exactly sound like people who were ‘scuttled.’

Gowdy also called Schumer out for his political and racial grandstanding, citing another white nominee in South Carolina that the New York Democrat didn’t oppose.

 

Gowdy finished by dropping a factual People’s Elbow on Schumer, then going for the pin with a little snark.

“Marvin Quattlebaum is uniquely well qualified for the bench and universally respected by all in South Carolina,” he said. “Hopefully Senator Schumer can find a way to look at really unusual factors (like qualifications) in the future.”

 

Don’t hold your breath, Mr. Gowdy. Facts and merit don’t matter in today’s Democrat Party.

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