Biden Nominee Thinks Denying Violent Felon Voting Rights = Slavery

On Wednesday, the Senate Judiciary Committee will hold its first meeting to consider judicial nominees since the confirmation of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to the Supreme Court. Included on the agenda is the nomination of Nancy Abudu to the Eleventh Circuit, who RNLA has previously highlighted as a nominee outside of the mainstream.

As Judicial Crisis Network's Carrie Severino pointed out earlier this month, Abudu's nomination is another gift by the Biden Administration to the "dark money" Left:

President Biden’s judicial gifts to dark-money groups do not end with Ketanji Brown Jackson or other far-left nominees he picked for lower courts. Eleventh Circuit nominee Nancy Abudu made her career in the dark-money realm since 2005, when she joined the American Civil Liberties Union. She worked for several years for the group’s Voting Rights Project, leaving just as another future Biden nominee—Dale Ho—became its director. From there, Abudu assumed the post of legal director of the ACLU of Florida.

In 2019, after over a decade with the ACLU, Abudu joined the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), a once admirable group that in recent years has been mired in scandal and recognized as a racket that betrays its stated principles—not least by vilifying those it disagrees with as “hate groups.” A number of liberals have acknowledged this, with Nathan J. Robinson, founder of the left-wing Current Affairs, calling the group’s signature “Hate Map” an “outright fraud.”

A January report by The Daily Wire outlined how Abudu has a long history of labeling common sense voting requirements as "voter suppression." For instance:

In a 2011 interview dug up by The Daily Wire, Abudu asserted that “95 percent” of her work with the ACLU at the time involved “voting rights.” She notably said “photo ID” and “proof of citizenship,” two long-established requirements to vote, are indicative of “voter suppression[.]"

The report added that Abudu has gone so far as likening current voting laws to slavery:

She claimed America is a “separate and unequal society” and that the criminal justice system “ruin[s] people’s lives forever.” She also said laws barring convicted felons from voting are similar to slavery.

By adding Abudu to the schedule on Wednesday, Senate Democrats are showing that they are doubling down on confirming as many of President Biden's radical judicial nominees as possible.

Wednesday's Senate Judiciary hearing can be watched live here. RNLA will live tweet the hearing tomorrow and have more information on her.