President Joe Biden’s judicial nominee is destroyed by John Kennedy (R-La.) as she continually dodges questions he asks. Remarkably, opposing political opinions shut nominees up very quickly. Do they think they can divert questions and still get nominated?
Kennedy said, “Do you think we should forgive criminal misbehavior in the name of social justice?”
“Senato, thank you for that question. I know that all crime issues and reactions to crime are fundamental policy issues. So, while those are critical challenges for our community and our country, I will leave policy decisions to legislators. I would not be a policymaker if confirmed as a judge,” U.S. District Judge for the District of Nevada candidate Anne Traum said.
That is, in fact, not the job of a policymaker. It’s a question to determine the mindset of a judicial nominee when encountering a criminal that acted under the guise of social justice. That means that Traum doesn’t want to answer the question because she likely wants to hide the answer.
Kennedy rephrased and said he asked her as a person and law professor. Kennedy also said that he wanted to know if Traum would be fair and unbiased and asked, “Do you think misbehavior and illegal acts should be forgiven in the name of social justice?”
Traum responded, “Senator, I do believe that all criminal policy is fundamentally a policy issue.”
Then said, “Senator, that is not a view that I have taken in my work.”
Kennedy, obviously not getting an answer, said, “That’s a no? Is your answer ‘no’?”
Traum responded with the same “policy-making bodies” response, and after a short exchange, Kennedy had a genius question.
“What’s your favorite color?”
Traum responded, “Blue.”
Kennedy then said, “Thank you. I got one. I’m one for about twenty. I can’t vote for you. Not if you’re not going to answer questions. I mean, that was embarrassing.”
In the end, Kennedy didn’t give his approval and said he couldn’t vote for her. Traum will likely not be confirmed, and the country will be better for it.