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JCN Releases New TV Ad: Stop the Bullying, Confirm the Judges

Judicial Crisis Network has a message for Democrats hoping to block Trump’s judge nominees: stop the bullying and confirm the judges.

By NTK Staff | 01.18.2019 @9:59am

Judicial Crisis Network (JCN), the group focused on supporting President Trump’s judicial nominees, released a new ad Friday that praises GOP efforts to confirm judges while criticizing Democrats for using bullying tactics to block certain nominees.

“Trump and Senate Republicans are setting records, confirming judges across the country,” the ad’s narrator begins. “Strong judges, who will restore the rule of law and always apply the Constitution just as it was written.”

But then the 30-second spot turns to Democrats.

“Some Democrats are taking their obstruction to disgraceful new lows, shamefully bullying nominees, attacking them just because of their faith” the narrator says as images of Sens. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), Chuck Schumer (D-NY), Kamala Harris (D-CA), and Patrick Leahy (D-VT).

Last week, Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI) accused her fellow Democrats of “religious bigotry” for their questioning of Brian Buescher, whom Trump nominated to serve as a district court judge back in October.

During his confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee in November, and in written questions that he answered in early December, Buescher was asked about his public statements during his 2014 campaign, his position on issues such as abortion as well as his membership in the Knights of Columbus, a Catholic fraternal society.

Among those questioning Buescher over his membership in the Knights of Columbus were Hirono and Sen. Kamala D. Harris (D-Calif.). In response to one question, Buescher defended his membership in the organization, which he said “does not have the authority to take personal political positions on behalf of all of its approximately 2 million members.”

Gabbard, who is running for the Democratic Party’s nomination for president, said she, too, opposes Buescher’s nomination, but argued her Senate colleagues went too far in their questioning. The Senate Judiciary Committee Democrats who questioned Buescher’s faith included Sens. Kamala Harris (D-CA) and Mazie Hirono (D-HI).

In a press release, JCN said the group is putting $1.5 million behind the ad, which will run on cable nationally and in digital ads. There are currently 163 judicial vacancies in the federal court system.

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