Trump has over 100 federal judgeships to fill – many open for years due to the GOP’s refusal to vote on Obama appointees. Yesterday we talked about John Bush. Meet his counterpart – Damien Schiff. Fellow blogger and extremist who is NOT mainstream.
The similarities between Schiff and Bush are uncanny. Schiff too has never served as a judge and is a conservative blogger who writes under a pseudonym. On his blog and in statements Schiff has: — called Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy a “judicial prostitute” — said the government should be guided by “natural law” — advocates for MORE money in politics — made anti-women and anti-LBGTQ statements — worked to undermine protections for the environment —http://bit.ly/2vwrv8n, http://bit.ly/2rA4owg
Senator Sheldon Whitehouse was right about Schiff when he said at Schiff’s Senate hearing; “It is astounding to be sitting here and having this being treated as if it’s normal. It just isn’t normal.”No, Senator, it is not.
Damien Schiff’s nomination is as outrageous as John K. Bush’s. His statements make clear he cannot be unbiased and open minded on the bench. The Senate must reject this appointment.
Urge our Senators to vote NO on Damien Schiff’s nomination!
**ACTION 1: CALL SENATORS MERKLEY AND WYDEN**
“My name is [–] and I’m a constituent from [city], Oregon. I am very concerned about Damien Schiff’s nomination for a federal judgeship. His prior statements and blog posts demonstrate that he will likely be biased and out of the mainstream—qualities he will bring to the bench that will influence his judicial decisions. Please vote NO on his nomination.”
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A liberal advocacy group says the comments should disqualify him (Schiff) for the courts.
ORD2 Indivisible Rally, noon this Saturday July 22 at Alba Park in Medford. Scheduled speakers include Lauri Hoagland, NP and Kristin Moline, RN. Meet with us at the gazebo and be inspired by the messages of these health care providers. There are many beautiful shade trees in Alba Park!