(TheLibertyRevolution.com)- According to a recently leaked email, President Joe Biden had intended to propose a Republican for a lifetime appointment to the federal bench.
The email from Democratic Governor Andy Beshear of Kentucky, which revealed Biden’s intention to select Chad Meredith, was obtained by The Louisville Courier-Journal. According to the email, the Eastern District of Kentucky Judge Chad Meredith is an anti-abortion member of the hardline Federalist Society.
The upcoming nomination was initially covered by The Courier-Journal last week, but the publication didn’t get the email until Tuesday.
The email stated: To be nominated tomorrow- Stephen Chad Meredith, candidate for the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky.
Reports show the email was sent by White House aide Kathleen M. Marshall, a former lieutenant governor in Nevada. She joined the White House in August as senior adviser to governors in the Office of Intergovernmental Affairs.
However, the nomination did not happen the next day.
The US Supreme Court announced the Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization ruling. It ruled there is no Constitutional right to abortion.
Media reports that a compromise between Biden and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell led to Meredith’s nomination (R-KY). McConnell would agree to cease opposing Biden’s selection of federal prosecutors in the state in exchange for the nomination.
Liberals are furious about the deal since Meredith would be appointed for life while federal prosecutors might be fired by Biden’s successor. Meredith’s potential candidacy has been fiercely challenged by Rep. John Yarmuth (D-KY).
The Senate’s traditions, not any legal justification, are what drive McConnell’s opposition to Kentucky’s selections. “Blue slips” are essential to the procedure. A senator may, as is customary, effectively block a federal candidacy if the candidate would serve in his or her district. This practice has been discontinued for nominees to the appeals court, although it is still in use at the district court level.
McConnell and the White House have declined to comment on the report. But would we believe them if they did?