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Offline Wildman78

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Marsha Blackburn Criticizes Black Judicial Nominee’s ‘Rap Sheet’ Of Speeding Tickets


Sen. Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) said Wednesday that she has serious concerns with one of President Joe Biden’s Black judicial nominees and referenced his “rap sheet” of old speeding tickets, a suggestion of a criminal record when there is none.

During a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing, Blackburn said she would oppose Andre Mathis’ nomination to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit for a few reasons. She accused the White House of not providing “meaningful consultation” on his nomination, which is for a court seat based in her state. She said she didn’t think Mathis had enough experience, either. She said her preferred nominee was Camille McMullen, an African American judge on the Tennessee Court of Criminal Appeals.

But then, oddly, she brought up Mathis’ driving record.

“He has a rap sheet with a laundry list of citations, including multiple failures to appear in court,” said the Republican senator. “In Tennessee, we expect our judges to respect the law. If Mr. Mathis thought he was above the law before, imagine how he’ll conduct himself if he’s confirmed as a federal judge.”

What Blackburn referred to as a rap sheet, a term for a person’s criminal history that stems from the acronym for Record of Arrests and Prosecutions, was actually related to three speeding tickets Mathis got more than 10 years ago, one of which was for going 5 miles over the speed limit. His driver’s license was temporarily suspended when he didn’t pay them on time and did not show up to court for them.

https://news.yahoo.com/marsha-blackburn-criticizes-black-judicial-204101339.html

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/extraordinarily-painful-to-watch-gop-senator-under-fire-for-remarks-about-black-judicial-nominee/vi-AASIR1z?c=9104649202487156519&mkt=en-gb
« Last Edit: January 13, 2022, 01:23:01 PM by Wildman78 »

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Speeding is a crime.  He should have showed up for court.
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This come under the heading of Pickin' shyt with the chicken. ::)


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Speeding is a crime.  He should have showed up for court.

So, you have no problem with the White Republican Senator referring to the Black federal judicial  nominee’s driving record as a rap sheet. Okay  ::)
« Last Edit: January 13, 2022, 10:02:56 AM by Wildman78 »

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^^^It never misses a chance to display its cooning prowess... :shrug:


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If coons didn't exist y would create one   

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And she voted for trump judges even though some had a bigger rap and deemed unqualified by the American association of lawyers.

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“Texas has the worst Senators!”

Florida- “Hold my beer.”

South Carolina- “No, hold MY beer.”

Kentucky walks in…

Game over.


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And she voted for trump judges even though some had a bigger rap and deemed unqualified by the American association of lawyers.

Facts

I wonder what does Y have to say about that. 

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 :no:........guys, this matter was discussed on the local Nashville R&B early morning drive radio program this morning.  Had no idea a topic had begun on onnidan until now.

Look, I knew this bytch would be trouble when she was first elected back in, I believe, 2018.  She represented one of the rural congressional districts that abuts Nashville.  And she defeated a well-funded, multi-term former Dem mayor of Nashville, who was also a former two term governor of Rocky Top.  She blew him out of the water. I think the final margin was close to 10 points or so.  Was stunned that, given his credentials, he lost so badly.   :(

But this gal is a NASTY, mean cracka BYTCH!!!  And I mean that with ALL of the emphasis I can convey in writing.  She HATED President Obama's guts, called him a "Dictator".  Why, one may ask?  Because he had the TEMERITY to be smart, brilliant, sharp, urbane, worldly and good-looking, ALL of which this bytch is NOT!!!  >:(

I think black folks and other folks of color in this country at SOME point have got to understand that these white folks ain't bullshyttin out here.  They TRULY believe that this country is for, by and about white folks.......PERIOD......FULL STOP.  We can sit on our lazy a.z.zes and not get involved in the political process at our peril.

As the bruthas on the streets of Nashville will say.......its about to get REAL!!!

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Mathis, a Memphis-based attorney, is a partner at the white shoe law firm Butler Snow who has attracted plaudits from Democrats for his extensive pro bono work representing indigent defendants.

If confirmed, he would be the first Black man to serve on the 6th US Circuit Court of Appeals from Tennessee.

https://www.google.com/amp/s/amp.cnn.com/cnn/2022/01/12/politics/andre-mathis-blackburn/index.html







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Wait....Wait...I've had plenty of tickets over my almost 35 years of driving...now I got a "Rap Sheet". This is insane.  :crazy:

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It's a minor misdemeanor

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Marsha was having a bad hairday.


 

 

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