Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) is under fire for invoking race for his reason to oppose President Trump’s South Carolina federal judge nominee Marvin Quattlebaum.
Fox News reports:
Schumer, D-N.Y., said on the Senate floor Wednesday that the nomination of Marvin Quattlebaum, a white lawyer who is a partner at Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough in Greenville, S.C., “speaks to the overall lack of diversity in President Trump’s selections for the federal judiciary.”
South Carolina Senators Tim Scott and Lindsey Graham slammed Schumer’s race-based response.
Senator Tim Scott Tweeted:
Perhaps Senate Democrats should be more worried about the lack of diversity on their own staffs than attacking an extremely well-qualified judicial nominee from the great state of South Carolina. https://t.co/unrR7Cz7Mp
— Tim Scott (@SenatorTimScott) March 1, 2018
Senator Lindsey Graham Tweeted:
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.
— Lindsey Graham (@LindseyGrahamSC) March 1, 2018
Skin color has nothing to do with a person’s ability to do their job and deliver results.
In Schumer’s world, skin color is more important than qualifications and one’s ability to do their job.