You really wouldn’t think Mitch McConnell would have to do this, but he’s having to explain to democrats yet again that Americans strongly desire federal employees not to be racist.
Which is why Senator Sheldon Whitehouse’s (D-RI) beach club membership is such a controversy.
There have been reports that the club doesn’t allow non-white members.
McConnell said, “[Y]ou might be interested to know that when we vet, on the Judiciary Committee — upon which Sheldon sits — when they vet judges, one of the things they look for [is] do they have private club memberships that discriminate? And if they don’t resign from them, they don’t act on them. So, I think, in a large part of our country, including there on the Judiciary Committee when they vet judges — in fact, I remember a judge a number of years ago, a good guy, who resigned from a club…otherwise, he wouldn’t have been confirmed.”
“I don’t have any particular observation about Sheldon. What I do know is that, for a long time, on the Judiciary Committee, as part of the vetting process for federal judges, this question is asked and if they don’t — if they belong to one…they’re given the opportunity to resign, typically, but it’s a disqualifier to be a federal district judge.”
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