At this week’s Senate Judiciary Committee hearing, Texas Republican Sen. Ted Cruz grilled Lucy Koh, nominee to be United States Circuit Judge for the Ninth Circuit, on her past statements.
He noted when she was a student at Harvard Law School, she participated in a 25-hour sit-in in the dean’s office pressing for racial quotas and hiring at the law school. Her proposed solution was, “Minority judges still need to maintain the disguise of objectivity or else face challenges to their decisions.”
She later said, “That minority judge is going to identify with their own experiences but she can’t admit this. We’ve got to be more clever and say, look, we’re just as neutral as any 60-year-old white man.”
Cruz noted she has tried to back away from the statements since that time.
More recently, Koh “determined that a state regulation that banned Bible study, that banned collective prayer, that banned worship in an individual’s home while at the same time allowing activities like in-home commercial filming was neutral.”
This is the nominee Biden’s team wants on the U.S. Circuit Court. Cruz is right to call out her past and point out she has no place leading as a judge. Watch their exchange and Cruz’s epic takedown.