Asks Him If He Will Pull His Own Nomination.
Trending Politics – Republican senators took turns grilling President Biden’s nominee for the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York at a Senate hearing on Wednesday. Dale Ho, who headed the ACLU’s partisan Voting Rights Project, came under fire for his radical views, including a number of incendiary statements he made on social media.
“I very much regret the tone that I’ve taken on social media from time to time, particularly if it’s given anyone the impression that I wouldn’t be impartial,” Ho said early in the hearing.
Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) made it a point that Ho be called to account for his self-described “wild-eyed leftist” views. Ho dodged answering whether or not this was an accurate self-assessment.
Senator John Kennedy (R-LA) gave a barnburner of a performance, asking Ho if he would withdraw his nomination if found to have called the Republican Party an “anti-democratic virus.”
Dale Ho was reminded that he was under oath, but nonetheless said that he didn’t “believe” he had made the statement. Senator Kennedy asked him if he would withdraw his nomination if it was proven that he had used those words to describe the Republican Party.
“Did you say, quote, ‘Republicanism is anti-democratic virus’?” Sen. Kennedy asked. more here