Mar 01 2018
WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) today made this statement on Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer’s rationale for voting against a nominee, Marvin Quattlebaum, for federal district court judge for South Carolina.
“I’ve known Chuck Schumer for years. He is not a racist, but this was an absolutely shameful reason to vote against a very qualified nominee like Marvin Quattlebaum.
“This is political correctness run amok. Voting against a highly qualified nominee because of the color of his skin does nothing to bring our country and nation together. Frankly it is a massive step backward.
“I judge nominees on the content of their character, not the color of their skin. Chuck Schumer should do the same.”
Daily Caller: Schumer Will Vote ‘No’ on Nominee Because He is White
Senator Schumer on the Nomination:
“…the nomination of Marvin Quattlebaum speaks to the overall diversity of President Trump's selections for the judiciary. Mr. Quattlebaum does not replace one, but two scuttled Obama nominees who were African American. 83% of President Trump's were male, 92% were white. That represents the lowest share of nonwhite candidates in three decades. It is long past time that the judiciary starts looking more like the America it represents, having a diversity of views and experience on the federal bench is necessary for the equal administration of justice… I will be voting no on the Quattlebaum nomination.”