Skip to comments.Ryan Bounds, Trumps Ninth Circuit Nominee, Withdrawn From Senate Floor Vote
Posted on 07/19/2018 12:27:03 PM PDT by Lurking Libertarian
In a dramatic move Thursday, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell withdrew the nomination of President Donald Trumps pick for the Ninth Circuit, Ryan Bounds, after reports surfaced that his nomination didnt have enough votes for confirmation. Bounds, an assistant U.S. attorney in Oregon for the last eight years, was the Trump administrations first nominee to the Ninth Circuit, named in September to replace Judge Diarmuid OScannlain, for whom Bounds clerked. OScannlain took senior status at the end of 2016.
Both of Bounds home-state senators, Democrats Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley, opposed his nomination. They withheld their blue slips for Bounds, in part, claiming he failed to disclose to their screening committee opinion pieces he wrote for a conservative student paper during his undergraduate studies at Stanford University.
In one article, Bounds railed against race-focused groups on college campuses, accusing them of fostering what he described as race-think. During his confirmation hearing, Bounds acknowledged the overheated and overbroad nature of his rhetoric, but defended his record of helping promote diversity within the profession. [snip]
One Republican senator, Sen. Tim Scott of South Carolina, had indicated to colleagues earlier on Thursday he wouldnt be able to vote for Bounds, according to a Capitol Hill reporter. Citing Bounds racial remarks, Scott said he needed more time before voting to approve the pick.
So not defeated, delayed !
I respect Scott enough. But Flake will take courage from this.
Made the mistake of critiquing “race think” and got a dose of it in response!
Bingo!. The guy’s a drama queen.
Not Marxist enough apparently
I like Tim Scott quite a lot, but he gets really dumb from time to time.
Bounds once gave a lecture when I was Stanford about business law and constitutional law. I’m sure he’s one of us. Ryan being a class A prick for Soros, is just being a prick as usual..
Attaboy Scott, because we know there is no reverse discrimination on our university campuses these days.
And of course none of that is driven by guys who aren’t White.
So as Whites are not forced to take racial sensitivity indoctrinations, and recant their White privilege, it is good of you go all sensitive on us, and deny a judge the ability to speak out against what isn’t actually happening.
You dumb lummox!
I tried to warn y’all about Scott.
Like a frickin’ reed blowing in the wind.
We just gotta get more senators this November. The Marxists are working overtime and going into leftist overdrive to find any nugget from the past, including lemonade stand activity, policies in elementary school student government, anything they can get their hands on to justify their evil intent. They must be defeated or we are done!
Wonder what Scott wants to use this media opportunity for.
Maybe a dredging project?
Hope it’s not about trade.
I liked him originally, but realize now hes nothing but another fake persona politician.
Admit that whites are EVIL or NO FUTURE for you!
We are a filthy sick people to allow this.
>>We just gotta get more senators this November. The Marxists are working overtime and going into leftist overdrive to find any nugget from the past, including lemonade stand activity, policies in elementary school student government, anything they can get their hands on to justify their evil intent. They must be defeated or we are done!<<
I keep saying I wish the eGOP had the fighting spirit of the marxist America-Haters.
When the eGOP was in the minority they just put on their Eeyore faces: “Oh, poor us we cant do anything.”
Even when in the MAJORITY the eGOP acts like they are in the back seat with the libs driving the damn bus.
chuckie scumer may be a jerk but he is like the Black Knight — even from a position of weakness he and the rest of the bark and yell and actually get their way a LOT! More than they should for damn sure.
When will the eGOP look to our President and get a DAMN SPINE?? They have examples across the aisle for God’s sake!
Very disappointing. I was looking forward to his being appointed to the Ninth Circuit.
It’s ok. We’ll likely have a stronger Senate come January, so we’ll be in good shape through 2020.
I’m nearly 60 and I’ve never seen a GOP Majority that’s as strong as a Rat minority. Never.
Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.