“Today, the Senate Judiciary Committee will decide whether to recommend a lifetime appointment for Adeel Mangi on the Third Circuit Court of Appeals.
“Mr. Mangi’s nomination is just the latest example of the Biden Administration’s practice of rewarding bad behavior in the personnel business.
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“As I explained last month, this nominee served on the board of a law school organization with an international reputation for amplifying the voices of anti-Semites and terrorist sympathizers.
“As a letter from the Coalition for Jewish Values recently noted, Mr. Mangi’s affiliation, ‘raises genuine concerns about his judgment and his commitment to American principles.’
“Unfortunately, the nominee’s testimony before the Judiciary Committee last month did nothing to assuage these concerns. In fact, even after claiming ignorance of the disgusting and well-documented history of the organization with which he chose to affiliate, he declined repeatedly to disavow it.
“It would be hard to sum up Mr. Mangi’s record more succinctly than the joint statement of several other American Jewish organizations.
“He ‘repeatedly donated to [an] extreme anti-Semitic, anti-Israel, anti-American, terror-affiliated organization; evaded vital questions; made improbable claims of ignorance; [and] has no judicial record’.
“At some point, the Senate has to decide that this is unbecoming of a nominee to lifetime tenure on the federal bench. And I would urge my colleagues on the Judiciary Committee to reject this nomination.”
Originally published by Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell
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