Wednesday, March 09, 2016


By Cliff van Durstenburg, Esq.

Now this is getting absurd. After Loretta Lynch dropped out of consideration last night, CNN reports today that 11th Circuit Judge Adalberto Jordan has withdrawn his name from SCOTUS consideration, making him now the SIXTH potential nominee to do so:

Adalberto Jordan, a federal judge in Miami seen as a top contender for the Supreme Court vacancy, has withdrawn his name from contention, a lawmaker told CNN on Wednesday.

Those joining Jordan and Lynch in saying “no thanks” to Obama on SCOTUS in last few weeks include Senator Cory Booker, California Attorney General Kamala Harris, Senator Amy Klobuchar, and Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval. It’s no surprise everyone is backing away from this mission, as Marc Thiessen wrote in The Washington Post last week:

Senate Republicans have made clear that any Obama nomination to the Supreme Court is dead on arrival. No hearings, no meetings, no vote — zero chance of being confirmed. In other words, Obama will be asking someone to be the pilot of a political kamikaze mission. Who would agree to do that? …

Anyone who accepts this nomination under these circumstance will never be confirmed and will regret playing a part in Obama’s political charade. Moreover, the candidate will be, by definition, unqualified for the post — because it means he or she is willing to be Obama’s pawn in an unwinnable fight that will make him or her politically radioactive.

See this helpful YouTube mashup of all these leaders passing on #SCOTUS.

Hat tip: BadBlue Real-Time News.

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