Judicial nominee Lawrence VanDyke
WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump’s pick for a federal appeals court seat broke down in an emotional exchange during his confirmation hearing Wednesday, addressing concerns that he would be unfair to LGBT people.
The ABA’s Federal Judiciary Committee voted that VanDyke was “not qualified” for the position, citing concerns that he “lacks humility” and “does not have an open mind.”
“Mr. VanDyke’s accomplishments are offset by the assessments of interviewees that Mr. VanDyke is arrogant, lazy, an ideologue, and lacking in knowledge of the day-to-day practice including procedural rules,” an ABA letter to the Senate Judiciary Committee reads.