By a 49 to 50 vote, the U.S. Senate confirmed Jennifer Sung to the 9th Circuit on Wednesday. Her nomination drew criticism from Republicans for a letter she signed on to calling U.S. Supreme Court Justice Kavanaugh an "intellectually and morally bankrupt ideologue" during his confirmation process.
The Senate is voting today on whether to confirm Jennifer Sung to serve on the 9th Circuit.— JCN (@judicialnetwork) December 15, 2021
Reminder: Jennifer Sung is a left-wing activist who claimed Justice Kavanaugh was “intellectually & morally bankrupt.”
She’s unfit to serve on the federal bench.pic.twitter.com/ZGkvLsNupA
.@TomCottonAR questions Jennifer Sung, President Biden's nominee to the Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit about the outrageous letter to Yale Law School she signed in 2018 stating that if Brett Kavanaugh is confirmed to the Supreme Court, "people will die." pic.twitter.com/ha4Xz3BBEe— JCN (@judicialnetwork) September 14, 2021
.@JohnKennedyLA asks Biden nominee Jennifer Sung if she stands by the letter she signed stating that Brett Kavanaugh is morally bankrupt:— Carrie Severino (@JCNSeverino) September 14, 2021
"How can a litigant possibly think that you're not going to act on personal beliefs if you were so intemperate to say something like that?" pic.twitter.com/lXP5EENBH7
As RNLA has previously noted, it is impossible to take Democrats seriously when they oppose intimidation against members of the judiciary, especially when they support radical judicial nominees like Sung who use intimidating rhetoric against members of the judiciary that inspires such actions.
If Democrats like Senator Durbin really mean what they say about the protests at Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s home, they will oppose judicial candidates like Jennifer Sung for their rhetoric that inspires such attacks. https://t.co/bNXBx90HGw— RNLA ⚖️ (@TheRepLawyer) September 15, 2021
Also on Wednesday, the Biden Administration announced its eleventh slate of judicial nominees. Six are nominated to serve on federal district courts, and three are nominated to serve on local D.C. courts.
Ironically, after four years of Democrats criticizing the Trump Administration for prioritizing the filling of judicial vacancies, President Biden has surpassed the number of judicial nominations that President Trump made during his first year in office.
President Biden is set to surpass former President Donald Trump in first-year judicial nominees, giving a window into a major Democratic push https://t.co/WGXOKf2aFY— CNN Politics (@CNNPolitics) December 15, 2021
Republicans expect more of the same from President Biden with this new slate of nominees and with future nominees. As Senator Ted Cruz pointed out during a confirmation hearing for Alison Nathan, nominated to the 2nd Circuit, the Biden Administration continues to nominate "partisan and ideological extremists" to the bench instead of nominees "committed to following the rule of law."
Sen. Ted Cruz to Alison Nathan, nom be a 2nd Circuit judge: “We've seen a pattern of judicial nominees from President Biden where over & over again nominees have records of being partisan & ideological extremists, rather than men & women committed to following the rule of law.” pic.twitter.com/dVVeKHWzym— Steve Guest (@SteveGuest) December 15, 2021