Harry Reid on Obama’s Confederate Flag Nominee: I Can’t Vote for Him. “Unless I have a better explanation, I can’t vote for him,” the Senate Majority Leader said of Michael Boggs as reported by Kate Nocera of BuzzFeed.
The full quote of what Majority Leader Reid said to BuzzFeed’s Nocera reads as follows:
“I’ve not talked to [Judiciary Chairman] Pat Leahy personally. I will do that. Unless I have a better explanation. I can’t vote for him. This is a lifetime appointment. He’s said some things and made some decisions I think are not very good.” read more here
Yesterday several groups stood in opposition against Michael Boggs including the Lawyers Committee and NARAL. Georgia Rep. David Scott has led the charge in the House against Boggs’ nomination.
Yesterday, Rep. Scott pointed out that not one Georgia Democrat supports Boggs’ lifetime appointment to the federal bench. On Monday, Scott blasted President Obama’s nomination on the Tom Joyner Morning Show calling it “shameful.” He added that it was embarrassing that such a nomination would be made by America’s first Black President.
Listen to Rep. Scott’s hot comments on the Boggs nomination below:
Boggs also got a rough ride by Democratic members of the Senate Judiciary Committee yesterday.