Bush Confirmation Is “New Low”

Press Release


Washington, D.C., July 20 – In response to today’s Senate vote of 51 to 47 to confirm John Bush to a seat on the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals, Alliance for Justice President Nan Aron released the following statement:

“Today we’ve witnessed a new low for both the Senate and the federal judiciary. The GOP-led Senate has confirmed to the federal bench a person, John Bush, who has repeatedly denigrated LGBTQ Americans, women, the former President of the United States, and others, using coarse slurs and citing disreputable sources. The nomination was rammed through under pressure from Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, who was the beneficiary of millions of dollars raised for his reelection campaign by Mr. Bush’s wife. We commend Democratic Senators who stood in opposition to this nominee; this whole deal reeks, and we feel for the litigants who will have to face Judge Bush in court someday.”