Trump judicial pick facing scrutiny over ‘extreme views’ in past writings
Published in Politico
One of President Donald Trump’s judicial picks is about to come under a harsh spotlight for controversial writings on sexual assault, race, AIDS and the LGBT community.
Sen. Dianne Feinstein, the top Democrat on the Judiciary committee, and committee member Kamala Harris, criticized the writings of Kenneth Lee, Trump’s nominee to the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, in a joint statement Monday, saying the writings demonstrate “extreme and troubling views on race.”
In their statement, Feinstein and Harris cited two articles the committee found on March 1. In one article, Lee defended The Cornell Review for publishing a parody of Ebonics.
“If the Oakland School Board provides politically correct, feel-good nonsense to poor urban blacks, Cornell University does the same for middle-class and affluent blacks,” Lee wrote during his time as an undergraduate at Cornell.”The university has justly garnered a notorious reputation for championing racial group-think and multicultural dogma.”
Feinstein and Harris blasted Lee for not providing the articles to the committee earlier.