Biden backs anti-abortion Republican for Kentucky judgeship in apparent McConnell deal
President Biden is poised to nominate a conservative Republican anti-abortion lawyer for a lifetime appointment as a federal judge in Kentucky, a nomination strongly opposed by fellow Democrat and U.S. Rep. John Yarmuth, D-Louisville.
The nomination of Chad Meredith appears to be the result of a deal with U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell, ostensibly in exchange for the Senate Minority Leader agreeing not to hold up future federal nominations by the Biden White House, according to Yarmuth and other officials who confirmed the pending nomination to The Courier Journal.
Robert Steurer, a spokesman for McConnell, said he would have no comment until Biden makes his nomination.
Meredith also declined to respond to a request for comment, as did a spokeswoman for Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear, a Democrat.
The White House also declined to comment, saying "we do not comment on vacancies."
feels a bit naive to me
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