Perdue’s record in Washington includes unwavering support for reckless and unqualified judges with out-of-touch views who are opposed even by members of his own party
ATLANTA — Today, Senator David Perdue continued his streak of voting for another “not qualified” nominee for a lifetime appointment to the federal bench pushed through by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell — his seventh vote for a nominee rated “not qualified” by the American Bar Association.
Perdue’s support today for the latest nominee, Lawrence VanDyke, comes despite VanDyke’s out-of-touch views and insufficient qualifications. The ABA’s “not qualified” rating found him “an ideologue,” “lacking in knowledge of the day-to-day practice” and potentially unable to treat LGBTQ litigants fairly.
A reminder of the other “not qualified” judicial nominations Perdue has already rubber-stamped for McConnell:
Perdue still hasn’t voted against a single judicial nominee under McConnell’s and Trump’s leadership, including the previous six who were rated “not qualified” by the ABA. Instead of being an independent voice for Georgia on confirming nominees, Perdue continues to rubber-stamp unqualified and unvetted partisans to lifetime appointments in our federal courts.
“Lawrence VanDyke’s out-of-touch views and temperament might make him the latest reckless judicial nominee that Senator David Perdue has voted to approve, but he isn’t the first — or likely the last,” said Alex Floyd, spokesman for the Democratic Party of Georgia. “Senator Perdue’s record on the important role of confirming judges shows just how much of a rubber stamp he is for Washington Republicans’ reckless agenda.”
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