Even with the smallest possible majority at his disposal in the Senate, Joe Biden has managed to appoint and have confirmed even more federal judges than President Donald Trump did in his first year. However, he has had some setbacks with a few of his most radical left-wing appointments that didn’t cut.
Biden has a new judicial appointee who should fail to receive confirmation if any moderate Senate Democrats are paying attention.
Biden has nominated Nancy Gbana Abudu for a seat on the U.S. Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals vacated by a retiring judge Barack Obama appointed. That court hears all appeals from the federal district courts located in Florida, Georgia, and Alabama. Abudu is the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) and has connections to the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU).
Abudu said in a 2011 interview that 95 percent of her work as a senior staff attorney with the ACLU Atlanta office involved voting rights. She described her field as “voter suppression,” She included proof of citizenship, photo ID requirements, early and absentee voting regulations, and restrictions because of criminal convictions as examples.
She said that her single “biggest concern” in fighting voter suppression was challenging state laws that “require voters to have a photo ID.”
Abudu is a vocal supporter of the current legislative efforts of Washington Democrats to federalize all American elections. She wrote last August that the actions of some senators to do “everything in their power” to oppose federal voting legislation amount to using the filibuster rule as a throwback to “pro-Jim Crow senators of the past.” She directly said that fighting federalizing elections is an attempt to “further erode” the fundamental right to vote.
Americans can undoubtedly expect Senate Republicans to fight with all their power. The country can hope that at least one sensible Democrat tells Biden this sort of radical candidate will not run for the second-highest court in the land.