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Fri May 26, 2023, 02:21 AM May 2023

Wisconsin Rep: 'Almost Impossible' For Straight White Men To Be Nominated As Federal Judges Under Bi


Wisconsin Rep: ‘Almost Impossible’ For Straight White Men To Be Nominated As Federal Judges Under Biden

isconsin Rep. Glenn Grothman (R) said Thursday it’s “almost impossible” for straight, white men to get appointed as federal judges now, citing the fact that, of the 97 federal judges appointed by President Biden, three were straight white men.

Key Facts
Five of the 97 judges are white men, but two of those five are gay, Grothman said, citing an unnamed legal study, while speaking on the House floor.

He said Biden’s nominating techniques make it “almost impossible for white guys” who are straight to get appointed.

He spoke about the topic earlier in March, calling the statistic “a little bit scary” and said Biden was “actively discriminating against white heterosexual men.”

Forbes reached out to the Biden administration for comment.
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Wisconsin Rep: 'Almost Impossible' For Straight White Men To Be Nominated As Federal Judges Under Bi (Original Post) BlueWaveNeverEnd May 2023 OP
How many of those did Trump nominate in his time? Hugh_Lebowski May 2023 #1
But when it was all white men all the time that was just fine. Solly Mack May 2023 #2
This clown is moniss May 2023 #3
Cry me a river, asshole... agingdem May 2023 #4
OTOH, it's almost impossible for sane people to be nominated under Republicans... regnaD kciN May 2023 #5
Good! Walleye May 2023 #6
From the article BumRushDaShow May 2023 #7
OK. High time it goes that way for a term. Scrivener7 May 2023 #8


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1. How many of those did Trump nominate in his time?
Fri May 26, 2023, 02:25 AM
May 2023

How many were Federalist Society judges?

Those numbers are a little bit scary I'd imagine.


(4,274 posts)
3. This clown is
Fri May 26, 2023, 02:53 AM
May 2023

well known in Wisconsin for spewing pure BS and claiming some sort of "facts" and they always seem to evaporate under scrutiny.


(7,888 posts)
4. Cry me a river, asshole...
Fri May 26, 2023, 02:56 AM
May 2023

Given what Trump/McConnell/Federalist Society shoved onto the federal courts (Aileen Cannon/Matthew Kacsmaryk et.al ) and the Supreme Court (Gorsuch/Kavanaugh/Barrett), this Wisconsin MAGA dude should shut up and go back to his 1950’s underground bomb shelter where he can dream about the good old days of “separate but equal” and HIV killing gay men…


(130,372 posts)
7. From the article
Fri May 26, 2023, 07:42 AM
May 2023

(where Forbes uses a mixed stats trick to minimize actual, attributed facts) -

As of January 2023, 75% of Biden-appointed judges were women and 67% were people of color, according to a report by The 19th. During Donald Trump’s presidency, 16% of the federal judges he installed were non-white.

What they should have said was -

During Donald Trump’s presidency, 84% of the federal judges he installed were white.

which would underscore the reality and refute the ridiculous argument that Grothman made, all so that they could generate a pretzel-twisted "both sides do it" piece of nonsense.

In other words, this part -

White men still make up the majority of federal judges in the U.S.—68% of the 800 judges are white and 62% are men, according to the American Constitution Society. Both of those figures are disproportionate with the general U.S. population, where 50% are men and 58% are non-Hispanic white, per the U.S. Census Bureau.

should have appeared under their "Key Facts" section and not as some kind of "Contra" section that suggests an "opinion".

Instead they took the loon's word for it without any attribution, and labeled what he said as a "fact" anyway, while supposedly reaching out to the current President for "comment".

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