President Joe Biden “is poised to nominate” an anti-abortion Republican lawyer to a federal district judgeship in Kentucky, the Louisville Courier-Journal reported on Wednesday.
The paper said the pending nomination of Chad Meredith appears to be part of a deal between Biden and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY). According to the Courier-Journal, Meredith’s appointment would come in exchange for McConnell “agreeing not to hold up future federal nominations by the Biden White House.”
Rep. John Yarmuth (D-KY) said he “strongly” opposes the nomination.
“Given that a judicial position isn’t currently open on the Eastern District Court, it’s clear that this is part of some larger deal on judicial nominations between the president and Mitch McConnell,” Yarmuth said.
Arguing before the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals in 2021, Meredith successfully defended a Kentucky law requiring doctors to perform ultrasounds and describe the images to patients before they get abortions.The news comes less than a week after the U.S. Supreme Court struck down Roe v. Wade and the constitutional right to abortion.
When Mitch responds to Biden’s outrage once the former chooses to break the “deal” by taking a shit on the Oval Office rug, I’m sure Democrats will finally learn……