Friday, September 29, 2017

District Court Nominee's Prior Speeches Create Concern

As previously reported, earlier this month President Trump nominated Texas Assistant Attorney General Jeff Mateer for a federal district court judgeship in Texas.  Mateer was previously general counsel and executive vice president of the First Liberty Institute.  Now, according to Wednesday's San Antonio Express-News, Texas Senator John Cornyn is expressing concern over the nomination after CNN discovered speeches in which Mateer referred to transgender children as part of "Satan’s plan" and defended the use of gay "conversion therapy."