Opinion: Chuck Schumer should not have voted against a judicial nominee because of race

(Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP)

EDITOR'S NOTE: Boris Epshteyn formerly served as a Senior Advisor to the Trump Campaign and served in the White House as Special Assistant to The President and Assistant Communications Director for Surrogate Operations.

WASHINGTON (Sinclair Broadcast Group) - Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer voted against a judicial nominee because of the color of that person’s skin.

I am not kidding or making it up.

Senator Schumer publicly announced that he would be voting "no" on the nomination of Marvin Quattlebaum to be a U.S. district judge because Judge Quattlebaum is white.

Schumer is calling for more diversity among federal court judges. I am on board with that.

The federal judges who are nominated should be representative of that diversity. Of course, they also have to be well-qualified.

The problem is that Chuck Schumer went too far. Honestly, I don’t think he believes what he said. There is no reason that Judge Quattlebaum, who was confirmed over Schumer’s objection, should not be on the federal district court in South Carolina.

The judge was president of the South Carolina State Bar. He’s extremely qualified.

In slamming this nomination, Chuck Schumer was just playing politics and trying to please the far left wing of the Democrat Party. That’s dangerous. Taking any political extreme ends up in hate and violence.

Senator Schumer and his colleagues should call on the Trump administration to nominate more well-qualified judges of diverse races and backgrounds. What they definitely should not do is oppose the confirmation of a well qualified judge just because he is a white man.

Here is the bottom line: judging someone on the color of their skin is racism, no matter what the color is. We as a country should progress by celebrating people of all backgrounds and not putting anyone down because of their race.

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