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Sen. Scott: No Senate Votes for Judicial Picks With Questionable Records on Race

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By    |   Friday, 07 December 2018 03:39 PM

Sen. Tim Scott, R-S.C., said senators should stop bringing judicial candidates, who have questionable records on race, before the full Senate for a vote.

His remarks came in a letter to the editor posted by The Wall Street Journal on Thursday.

“Over the past two years the Senate has confirmed a record number of judicial nominees,” he wrote. “I have proudly voted for more than 99 percent of them, and will continue to support quality candidates in the future.

“I am saddened that in the editorial 'Democrats and Racial Division' (Dec. 1) you attempt to deflect the concerns regarding Thomas Farr’s nomination to the federal bench.

“While you are right that his nomination should be seen through a wider lens, the solution isn’t simply to decry ‘racial attacks.’ Instead, we should stop bringing candidates with questionable track records on race before the full Senate for a vote.”

He said the Republican Party must strive to do better.

“We can build on the momentum of opportunity zones and criminal-justice reform to show we are serious about tackling real issues facing people of color. I know conservative solutions can transform lives, but if folks don’t trust us, implementing those solutions becomes impossible.”

He said it is time to embrace the power of unity.

Simply put, if the Senate votes on a candidate that doesn’t move us in that direction, I will not support him or her. Our country deserves better.

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Sen. Tim Scott, R-S.C., said senators should stop bringing judicial candidates, who have questionable records on race, before the full Senate for a vote.
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