The confirmation hearing for President-elect’s nominee for US Attorney General, Senator Jeff Sessions, began today and will continue through tomorrow. He has been viciously attacked and accused of being a racist and anti-immigrant. However, his voting record proves the exact opposite!
President Obama has nominated another activist judge, Dale Drozd, to be a District Judge for the Eastern District of California. As the Constitution states, this nomination must be confirmed by the US Senate.
Today the Senate Public Health and Welfare Committee will hold a public hearing on the nomination of Dr. “Rachel” Levine to be PA’s next Physician General, whose job is “to advise the governor and secretary of the Department of Health on medical and public health-related issues.”
Today the Senate State Government Committee will hold a hearing on Governor Tom Wolf’s nomination of Pedro Cortes as the Commonwealth’s next Secretary of State. Some of the responsibilities of the Secretary of State is to oversee individual physicians, inspect abortion facilities and enforce safety regulations in PA.
On Monday the AFA of PA delivered letters to each of the 50 State Senators’ offices at the Capitol in Harrisburg. The letters urged them not to confirm Pedro Cortes and Dr. “Rachel” Levine to be Pennsylvania’s next Secretary of State and Physician General, respectively.
In November President Obama nominated Loretta Lynch, the US attorney in Brooklyn, to replace outgoing Attorney General Eric Holder.
The last three nominees to California seats on the Ninth Circuit have all been from the same “large donor” law firm; Michelle Friedland is the third such nominee, which raises serious questions as to lack of diversity and influence. The Munger Tolles & Olson firm is reportedly one of the largest law firm donors to Senator Dianne Feinstein. Clearly, the Munger firm’s largest cash recipients are the two people with the most influence over California’s judicial nominations (President Obama and Senator Feinstein).
1.) On Monday the US Supreme Court announced they would not hear the case involving the German homeschool family, the Romeike’s, who had been granted initial asylum until the Obama Administration intervened. Less than 24 hours later the Department of Homeland Security contacted the Homeschool Legal Defense Association (HSLDA) and announced they were granting the Romeike’s indefinite deferred action status.
2.) Today the nomination of Debo Adegbile to head the Department of Justice’s Office of Civil Rights was rejected by the US Senate by a vote of 47-52.
October 30th may prove the tipping point for the DC Circuit Court, if one of President Obama’s radical activist nominees is confirmed. Currently the DC Circuit, considered the second highest court in the land, is evenly split between liberals and conservative judges. President Obama seeks to move this court to the left through his nomination of activist judges. Apparently he thought some would view his nominations as “hacks” when he made the announcement in June and then immediately went on the defensive. This court has a very light work load and can perform quite well without additional judges seated.
There will be confirmation hearing held this afternoon for President Obama’s FCC nominee Michael O’Rielly. He must be asked at least one simple question: “Will he do his job and enforce the federal decency law?”