Sen. Ted Cruz raises religious liberty concerns with Trump’s federal appeals court nominee
Published in The Washington Times
Sen. Mazie Hirono, Hawaii Democrat, asked the nominee why he joined the Federalist Society earlier this year. The organization of conservative and libertarian lawyers has become a punching bag for Democrats after its vice president helped draft a list of potential judicial nominees for Mr. Trump.
Ms. Hirono suggested the judge recently joined the group because of the opposition he faced from conservatives.
“It’s pretty clear you’re not conservative enough for them,” she said.
Liberal advocacy groups have also taken issue with the nominee’s record, saying he is hostile to worker’s rights.
Alliance for Justice President Nan Aron said senators must take a close look at his opinions, suggesting there’s some red flags, pointing to one case in particular where the nominee sided with an employer in a case brought by a black employee who was called the N-word and had nooses placed at his work site.