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Trump judicial pick breaks down in tears at hearing over legal group's attack
Fox News ^ | October 30, 2019 | Ronn Blitzer

Posted on 10/30/2019 11:00:32 AM PDT by jazusamo

One of President Trump's nominees for the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals broke down in tears during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing Wednesday, as he disputed suggestions that he would not be fair to members of the LGBTQ community.

Lawrence VanDyke was the subject of a scathing letter from the American Bar Association, sent to committee leadership Tuesday night, which alleged that people they interviewed expressed this concern, and that VanDyke himself "would not say affirmatively that he would be fair to any litigant before him, notably members of the LGBTQ community."

But conservatives have adamantly defended the nominee. And when asked about this at Wednesday's hearing, VanDyke strongly disputed the ABA's account.

"I did not say that," VanDyke told Sen. Josh Hawley, R-Mo., tears welling up in his eyes.

"No, I did not say that. I do not believe that. It is a fundamental belief of mine that all people are created in the image of God. They should all be treated with dignity and respect, senator," he added, sobbing.

VanDyke also said that he was not given a fair opportunity to respond to the allegations during his ABA interview. He said when he was confronted with the concerns about his views, he began to answer but was told they were running out of time.

That interview was conducted by Marcia Davenport, the lead evaluator. Hawley noted that Davenport once contributed to the campaign of a judicial candidate who was running against VanDyke.

"I find that absolutely unbelievable," Hawley said, stating it "probably explains the totally ad hominem nature of this disgraceful letter."

The paragraph preceding the questioning of his attitude toward LGBTQ litigants included a list of other complaints against VanDyke, attributed to "the assessments of interviewees," without detailing who or how many.

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Liberal leftists are trying to railroad this good man.

Another thread on this:

The American Bar Association Has Just 'Outdone Itself' With Conservative Bias, Says Judicial Group

1 posted on 10/30/2019 11:00:32 AM PDT by jazusamo
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To: jazusamo

This is what they do, if you oppose them they make your life hell.

That was the whole point of Kavanaugh, it wasn’t about him, it was a message to anyone else, if you oppose us, we will drag you through the mud, so think very carefully if this is what you really want.


2 posted on 10/30/2019 11:01:59 AM PDT by dfwgator (Endut! Hoch Hech!)
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... suggestions that he would not be fair to members of the LGBTQ community.

This brought him to tears? He's probably not a good pick. I would not vote to confirm.

3 posted on 10/30/2019 11:02:48 AM PDT by Spirochete (GOP: Gutless Old Party)
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To: Spirochete

Yep....not sure about this one.


4 posted on 10/30/2019 11:03:42 AM PDT by ealgeone
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To: jazusamo

Well, he is a Dyke. /S

No one cares about your LGBTQ lifestyle.


5 posted on 10/30/2019 11:04:03 AM PDT by Vendome (I've Gotta Be Me https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BB0ndRzaz2o)
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To: dfwgator

When they go low ... they go lower.


6 posted on 10/30/2019 11:04:05 AM PDT by EDINVA
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To: jazusamo

Dim usual personal attacks when they cannot make an argument on substantive facts - drown the opponent in allegations.


7 posted on 10/30/2019 11:04:50 AM PDT by Wuli
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To: jazusamo

A Kangaroo meets Thomas, meets Bork, meets Kavanaugh.


8 posted on 10/30/2019 11:05:25 AM PDT by SERKIT ("Blazing Saddles" explains it all.......)
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To: jazusamo

“One of President Trump’s nominees for the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals broke down in tears during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing Wednesday, as he disputed suggestions that he would not be fair to members of the LGBTQ community.”

Wimp.


9 posted on 10/30/2019 11:05:42 AM PDT by carriage_hill (A society grows great when old men plant trees, in whose shade they know they will never sit.)
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To: jazusamo

The fact I believe that the proper place for any queer is in a closet doesn’t mean I can’t rule fairly if he comes before me


10 posted on 10/30/2019 11:07:01 AM PDT by bert ( (KE. NP. N.C. +12) Progressives are existential American enemies)
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To: jazusamo

My response:

I will be as fair to the alphabet community as you are to President trump


11 posted on 10/30/2019 11:07:18 AM PDT by eyeamok
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To: Spirochete

My initial reaction too, but is it a well founded reaction? Jesus wept. Good men weep. Found the following.

General George Washington wept as he said farewell to his officers at Fraunces Tavern in New York in December 1783. He wept even more profusely when he resigned his commission in Annapolis a few weeks later. Those tears were not merely sentimental. There was a lot of private anguish in them—anguish that had to do with Washington’s troubled relationship with his officers, their bitter quarrel with Congress, and the scarifying unpopularity that had engulfed the Continental Army in the months after they disbanded in July 1783.


12 posted on 10/30/2019 11:07:57 AM PDT by DannyTN
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To: jazusamo

another case of guilty by incessant rumor-mongering, innuendo and outright lies


13 posted on 10/30/2019 11:08:52 AM PDT by Redmen4ever (u)
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To: DannyTN

Very well said, DannyTN.


14 posted on 10/30/2019 11:09:23 AM PDT by jazusamo (Have You Donated to Keep Free Republic Up and Running?)
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To: jazusamo

Whenever I read something like this I wonder if maybe a year or so of strict Sharia law imposed on the country would cause the death of the most strident and militant perverts and drive the rest of them back into the closet and put to rest for centuries any notion that all the aberrant behaviors included in the LGBQT arsenal are in any way normal.


15 posted on 10/30/2019 11:09:36 AM PDT by VietVet876
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To: EDINVA

You gotta bring a gun to a knife fight.


16 posted on 10/30/2019 11:10:18 AM PDT by redshawk (Willie's Whore was bused......oh my...lying pig)
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To: jazusamo

In my opinion the ABA are the brains behind the Democrat Party and they are both Evil and very dangerous to America.


17 posted on 10/30/2019 11:10:20 AM PDT by Herman Ball
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To: Spirochete

Here’s another one...

He had been known to weep at men’s graves—as well as tear their hides off. - Beatrice Patton on George Patton.


18 posted on 10/30/2019 11:11:23 AM PDT by DannyTN
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Arthur Wildfire! March; Berosus; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...
"I did not say that," VanDyke told Sen. Josh Hawley... "I do not believe that. It is a fundamental belief of mine that all people are created in the image of God. They should all be treated with dignity and respect, senator," ...VanDyke also said that he was not given a fair opportunity to respond to the allegations during his ABA interview. He said when he was confronted with the concerns about his views, he began to answer but was told they were running out of time... Marcia Davenport, the lead evaluator... once contributed to the campaign of a judicial candidate who was running against VanDyke. "I find that absolutely unbelievable," Hawley said, stating it "probably explains the totally ad hominem nature of this disgraceful letter." The paragraph preceding the questioning of his attitude toward LGBTQ litigants included a list of other complaints against VanDyke, attributed to "the assessments of interviewees," without detailing who or how many.
Thanks jazusamo.

19 posted on 10/30/2019 11:11:32 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (Imagine an imaginary menagerie manager imagining managing an imaginary menagerie.)
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20 posted on 10/30/2019 11:11:50 AM PDT by jazusamo (Have You Donated to Keep Free Republic Up and Running?)
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