Senate Judiciary Republicans Advance ‘Crusading Ideologue’ Brasher

Courts 06.28,18

WASHINGTON – Vanita Gupta, president and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, issued the following statement after the Senate Judiciary Committee voted along party lines to advance the nomination of Andrew Brasher for the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Alabama:

“Mr. Brasher is a crusading ideologue who has advanced right-wing causes and special interests throughout his career. He has attempted to restrict voting rights, LGBTQ equality, reproductive freedom, environmental protection, and other critical civil and human rights. He does not possess the neutrality and fair-mindedness necessary to serve in a lifetime position as a federal judge, and the Senate should oppose his confirmation.”

The Leadership Conference sent a letter to the U.S. Senate opposing Andrew Brasher.

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