Schumer to vote against judicial nominee for being white, gets hammered by Trey Gowdy

On Wednesday, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., promised to vote against Trump judicial nominee Marvin Quattlebaum because he’s not a racial minority, the Daily Caller reported.

“The nomination of Marvin Quattlebaum speaks to the overall lack of diversity in President Trump’s selections for the federal judiciary,” Schumer whined. “Quattlebaum replaces not one, but two scuttled Obama nominees who were African American.”

“As of February 14th, 83 percent of the President Trump’s confirmed nominees were male, 92 percent were white. That represents the lowest share of non-white candidates in three decades,” he added. “It’s long past time that the judiciary starts looking a lot more like the America it represents. Having a diversity of views and experiences on the federal bench is necessary for the equal administration of justice.”

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“I’ll be voting no on the Quattlebaum nomination,” he concluded.

Schumer’s uninformed and racist statement didn’t sit too well with many, including Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-S.C., who educated the New York Democrat.

“I hate to interrupt Senator Schumer with facts,” Gowdy said. “But one nominee was withdrawn because of a significant bond issue, while the other became the Chief Justice of the South Carolina Supreme Court.”

Ouch.

He wasn’t finished, however.

“In addition, Senator Schumer did not oppose a recent white nominee in South Carolina also nominated by President Trump,” he said.

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

Qualifications?  Apparently that doesn’t matter to Schumer…

Here’s video of Schumer’s statement:

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