Nominated federal judge bursts into tears when American Bar Association reveals that his fellow lawyers say he is lazy, arrogant, lawful and petty – and claim he is unwilling to promise to be honest with the LGBTQ community
- One of President Trump's judicial nominees began crying in front of the Senate Court on Wednesday
- Lawrence VanDyke, looking for a place on the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, responded to a particularly harsh letter from the American Bar Association
- Reviewers called VanDyke & # 39; arrogant, lazy, an ideologist and lack of knowledge of daily practice, including procedural rules & # 39;
One of President Trump's judicial nominees began to cry in the middle of his Senate Committee about a particularly cruel discussion of his work in a letter signed by the American Bar Association.
Lawrence VanDyke, looking for a place on the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, was questioned about the content of the letter from Senator Josh Hawley, a Republican, who said he said he & # 39; arrogant & # 39; was, without knowledge of the daily practice of law & # 39; and & # 39; would not say in the affirmative that he would be fair to a person entitled to him, in particular members of the LGBTQ community. & # 39;
The latter point caused the tears.
Lawrence VanDyke, one of President Trump's legal nominees, cried during his appointment to the Senate Court over the contents of a letter from the American Bar Association that did not offer him the job
Reviewers called the lawyer for many years & # 39; arrogant, lazy, an ideologist and lack of knowledge of daily practice, including procedural rules & # 39;
VanDyke answered questions about the letter from Republican Senator Josh Hawley, who found it unfair that the woman responsible for its composition had donated to a political rival of VanDyke
& # 39; I didn't say that, & # 39; VanDyke said to Hawley, sobbing. & # 39; No I didn't say that. I do not believe that. It is a fundamental belief that all people are created in the image of God. & # 39;
& # 39; They must be treated with dignity and respect, senator. & # 39;
Hawley had previously expressed disgust that the ABA had asked Marcia Davenport, who once contributed to the political campaign of a VanDyke rival, to evaluate whether he was fit for the role.
& # 39; I find that absolutely incredible, & # 39; Hawley said.
Republican Missouri said it & # 39; probably explains the completely ad hominem nature of this shameful letter & # 39 ;.
President Trump also applauds his meetings that he has been so successful in recreating the federal bank with mass & # 39; s conservative judges
The letter was addressed to Senator Lindsey Graham, the chairman of the Senate Judicial Committee, who reviews all Trump's legal nominees, and Senator Dianne Feinstein, the panel's best democrat.
The ABA interviewed 60 people and found that a & # 39; substantial majority of the committee found that Mr. VanDyke & # 39; is not qualified & # 39; and a minority has determined that he & # 39; & # 39; is qualified to serve at the Court of Appeals of the United States for the ninth circuit. & # 39;
& # 39; The performance of VanDyke is compensated by the reviews of interviewees that Mr. VanDyke is arrogant, lazy, an ideologist and has no knowledge of daily practice, including procedural rules, & the letter went on.
& # 39; There was a theme that the nominee lacks humility on October 29, 2019, a & # 39; entitled person & # 39; has temperament, is not open and does not always have the obligation to be frank and truthful, & # 39; said it too.
VanDyke was both the attorney general of Montana and Nevada – the state's top government attorney – with the ABA letter that made him a & # 39; highly educated lawyer & # 39; mentioned with almost 14 years of experience.
But that does not outweigh the negatives, wrote William Hubbard, who signed the letter.
& # 39; Although Mr. VanDyke is clearly smart, comments were made that in some oral arguments he lacked fundamental issues for the analysis of the case & # 39 ;, Hubbard said. & # 39; There were reports that his preparation and achievements were missing in some cases where he had no particular personal or political interest. & # 39;