Civil Rights Leader Attacks Obama Over Lack of Diversity of Judicial Nominees

‘Somebody in his administration has done him a disservice in giving him these names, and he made a mistake in accepting them’

Civil Rights Leader Attacks Obama Over Lack of Diversity of Judicial Nominees (Mediaite)

Rev. Joseph Lowery, a civil rights leader and recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom, appeared on CNN on Monday where he expressed concerns about President Barack Obama’s judicial nominees to the federal bench in the state of Georgia. He told The Lead fill-in anchor Dana Bash that the president’s nominees do not reflect a level of diversity with whom he and many others are comfortable.

Bash said that the concerns of some opponents of Obama’s nominees stem from the concern that their nominations were secured through “backroom deals” and that they support the state’s voter identification law. She noted that Lowery is joined by iconic African-American leaders including Reps. David Scott (D-GA) and John Lewis (D-GA).

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