Skip to comments.Mitch McConnell Should Admit Recommending Liberal Judge John Heyburn Was A Mistake
Posted on 03/07/2014 2:37:59 PM PST by jimbo123
McConnell's Liberal Judge Forced Kentucky to Recognize Gay Marriages
The Senate Conservatives Fund (SCF) released a new, 60-second radio ad today calling on U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell (R-KY) to admit his mistake in recommending U.S. District Court Judge John G. Heyburn II, the liberal judge who issued an order last week requiring Kentucky to immediately recognize gay marriages performed outside the state.
"Senator McConnell should admit that recommending Judge Heyburn was a mistake that hurt Kentucky," said SCF Executive Director Matt Hoskins."McConnell knew Judge Heyburn was not a conservative, but he promoted him anyway. Now Judge Heyburn is forcing his liberal views on Kentucky."
President George H. W. Bush nominated Judge G. Heyburn II in 1992 on Senator McConnell's recommendation. McConnell testified on behalf of Heyburn and called him an "excellent judicial appointment."
However, Senator McConnell knew Heyburn was not a conservative. During his confirmation, McConnell called Heyburn a "progressive Republican."
Senator McConnell recommended Heyburn because he was a friend and political supporter, not because he was committed to protecting the Constitution. Prior to his nomination, Heyburn worked as McConnell's general counsel and served as a county chairman for McConnell's campaign. Heyburn also donated to McConnell's campaign and helped stopped the rise of a potential Democratic challenger to McConnell.
Last week's gay marriage decision is not the first time Judge Heyburn has trampled on the Constitution in order to impose his views on Kentucky. In 1998, Heyburn overturned the states law banning partial-birth abortion.
Republican voters in Kentucky strongly disagree with Judge Heyburn and Senator McConnell should admit that recommending him was a mistake.
SCF's radio ad will run statewide for one week beginning Tuesday, March 4, 2014. The total cost of media buy is $29,130.
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Like most of the establishment, he privately applauded this no doubt
McConnell is a GOPe pimp.