It’s been fascinating to watch Democrats bend backwards to be against a Black Judge serving on a higher court for a position he’s easily qualified for. Former Virginia Governor Doug Wilder finds it interesting as well. The Washington Post:
Doug Wilder Blasts McAuliffe on Handling of Supreme Court Pick. RICHMOND — Former Virginia governor L. Douglas Wilder on Wednesday blasted Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s handling of an appointment to the state’s Supreme Court, saying his fellow Democrat had made political missteps that hurt him with Republican legislative leaders and black voters.
Wilder said McAuliffe failed to follow basic Richmond protocol by not running his pick by House and Senate leaders. He also dismissed as “silly” McAuliffe’s claims that the GOP was bucking his nominee because she is a woman. And he said McAuliffe had offended African Americans by choosing a white circuit court judge over a black jurist on the state’s appeals court — a perceived snub that he said would hurt McAuliffe’s friend Hillary Rodham Clinton in the 2016 presidential election. WashingtonPost