Pure politics by the stink-bomb-thrower-in-chief……
He will be rejected, thankfully, no appointment at this late hour in a sitting president’s term would ever be considered. Now if Hillary is elected…..
President Obama nominates first-ever Muslim American to serve as a US federal judge
President Barack Obama today nominated Abid Riaz Qureshi to serve on the US District Court for the District of Columbia, often seen as a major feeder court for the US Circuit Court of Appeals.
“I am pleased to nominate Mr. Qureshi to serve on the United States District Court bench,” Obama said in a statement. “I am confident he will serve the American people with integrity and a steadfast commitment to justice.”
With the current freeze on confirmation for Obama’s judicial nominees – particularly would-be supreme court justice Merrick Garland, whose nomination to replace the late Antonin Scalia has been stymied by Republican lawmakers since March – it is unlikely that Qureshi will be confirmed before the end of Obama’s presidential term, but the nomination is still historic. Of the more than 3,000 federal judges currently serving in the US judiciary, not a single one is an observant Muslim.
“I commend President Obama for taking this important step in continuing to pick the best and brightest from every community to serve as part of our nation’s judiciary,” Farhana Khera, executive director of Muslim Advocates, a legal advocacy organization, declared in a statement.
“A judiciary that reflects the rich diversity of our nation helps ensure the fair and just administration of the law, and it is vital for American Muslims to be included,” Khera continued. “Mr. Qureshi’s profound commitment to the rule of law and justice for people of all backgrounds makes him an exceptional nominee.”