WASHINGTON -- All four Senate Democratic leaders have now signaled that either they will vote against President Barack Obama's embattled judicial nominee Michael Boggs or they have serious concerns with him.
During a Thursday press conference, Sen...
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President Obama has nominated Judge Michael Boggs to the US District Court for Northern Georgia and the Senate doesn't like it. The Senate currently has a majority Democratic party, which is President Obama's party, and Mr. Boggs is a Republican. All four Democratic leaders in the Senate refuse to vote for Mr. Boggs because is Republican views are too radical. It is highly unlikely that he will even make it out of committee for the full Senate to discuss. As time goes on more and more Senate Democrats have stated that they will vote against Mr. Boggs.
The Senate is using their power of approving presidential appointments which is stated in the CHECKS AND BALANCES system. What's strange is that President Obama appointed someone of his opposing party to a federal court. The DEMOCRATIC MAJORITY PARTY in the Senate would obviously strike the appointment down due to the party differences. Mr. Boggs is also a RADICAL REPUBLICAN, meaning that he has views that are completely exaggerated from the normal Republican. For instance, he wanted to include the Confederate insignia on the American Flag. Newsflash buddy, the Civil War has been over for quite some time now. I definitely agree with the Senate on this one. He's too radical to be a judge.