Trump’s Latest ‘Doozie’ Judge Nominee Struggles At Confirmation | Rachel Maddow | MSNBC

Trump’s Latest ‘Doozie’ Judge Nominee Struggles At Confirmation | Rachel Maddow | MSNBC


>>>EVERYBODY THOUGHT TODAY’S>>>EVERYBODY THOUGHT TODAY’S HEARING FOR TRUMP’S LATEST. HEARING FOR TRUMP’S LATEST. REPORTEDLY WORKS ON STEPHEN MILL REPORTEDLY WORKS ON STEPHEN MILL IR’S POLICY GROUP. IR’S POLICY GROUP. A LOT OF PEOPLE THOUGHT THE A LOT OF PEOPLE THOUGHT THE FOCUS FOR THIS NOMINEE WOULD BE FOCUS FOR THIS NOMINEE WOULD BE ABOUT HIS LIFETIME OF WRITINGS ABOUT HIS LIFETIME OF WRITINGS ON SUBJECTS INCLUDING THE ON SUBJECTS INCLUDING THE INFERIORITY OF ISLAM AND GAYS INFERIORITY OF ISLAM AND GAYS AND WOMEN AND HOW DEMOCRACY AND WOMEN AND HOW DEMOCRACY WORKS BEST WITH, WITH, ETHNIC HA WORKS BEST WITH, WITH, ETHNIC HA MOJ NAYTY. MOJ NAYTY. BUT IT WENT BAD FAST ON A BUNCH BUT IT WENT BAD FAST ON A BUNCH OF DIFFERENT LEVELS. OF DIFFERENT LEVELS. FIRST, THERE WERE PROTESTS IN FIRST, THERE WERE PROTESTS IN THE HALLWAY OUTSIDE HIS HEARING THE HALLWAY OUTSIDE HIS HEARING THAT RESULTED IN FIVE ARRESTS. THAT RESULTED IN FIVE ARRESTS. THEY WERE SO LOUD AT ONE POINT THEY WERE SO LOUD AT ONE POINT IT WAS HARD TO HEAR MENASHI’S IT WAS HARD TO HEAR MENASHI’S OPENING STATEMENT. OPENING STATEMENT. SENATORS OF BOTH PARTIES SEEMED SENATORS OF BOTH PARTIES SEEMED UNHAPPY WITH THE NOMINEE FOR NOT UNHAPPY WITH THE NOMINEE FOR NOT ANSWERING THEIR QUESTIONS, ANSWERING THEIR QUESTIONS, PERIOD. PERIOD.>>COUNSELOR, YOU’RE A REALLY>>COUNSELOR, YOU’RE A REALLY SMART GUY. SMART GUY. I WISH YOU’D BE MORE I WISH YOU’D BE MORE FORTHCOMING. FORTHCOMING. THIS ISN’T SUPPOSED TO BE A THIS ISN’T SUPPOSED TO BE A GAME. GAME. YOU’RE SUPPOSED TO TRY TO YOU’RE SUPPOSED TO TRY TO UNDERSTAND NOT HOW YOU’RE GOING UNDERSTAND NOT HOW YOU’RE GOING TO RULE BUT HOW YOU’RE GOING TO TO RULE BUT HOW YOU’RE GOING TO THINK. THINK.>>WELL, SENATOR, I HAD BEEN>>WELL, SENATOR, I HAD BEEN MORE FORTHCOMING IF YOU HAD A MORE FORTHCOMING IF YOU HAD A FOLLOW UP. FOLLOW UP.>>I’M OUT OF TIME.>>I’M OUT OF TIME. YOU TOOK A LOT OF IT BUT NOT YOU TOOK A LOT OF IT BUT NOT ANSWERING MY QUESTIONS. ANSWERING MY QUESTIONS.>>DID YOU WORK ON THE>>DID YOU WORK ON THE ADMINISTRATION’S DECISION TO END ADMINISTRATION’S DECISION TO END DEFER DEPORTATION FOR DEFER DEPORTATION FOR UNDOCUMENTED MIGRANTS RECEIVING UNDOCUMENTED MIGRANTS RECEIVING TREATMENT FOR LIFE THREATENING TREATMENT FOR LIFE THREATENING ILLNESSES? ILLNESSES?>>SENATOR, AGAIN, CONSISTENT>>SENATOR, AGAIN, CONSISTENT WITH MY DUTIES OF WITH MY DUTIES OF CONFIDENTIALITY TO THE CLIENT, CONFIDENTIALITY TO THE CLIENT, IF THE — IF THE –>>I’M NOT ASKING FOR WHAT>>I’M NOT ASKING FOR WHAT ADVICE YOU GAVE. ADVICE YOU GAVE. I’M NOT ASKING YOU TO DISCLOSE I’M NOT ASKING YOU TO DISCLOSE ANY CONFIDENCE. ANY CONFIDENCE. I’M ASKING IF YOU WORKED ON THE I’M ASKING IF YOU WORKED ON THE ISSUE TO DENYING DACA — ISSUE TO DENYING DACA –>>SENATOR, AGAIN, I WANT TO BE>>SENATOR, AGAIN, I WANT TO BE AS TRANSPARENT AS POSSIBLE. AS TRANSPARENT AS POSSIBLE. FOR THIS HEARING — FOR THIS HEARING –>>IF I COULD, THAT’S NOT AN>>IF I COULD, THAT’S NOT AN UNFAIR QUESTION. UNFAIR QUESTION. THAT YOU WORK ON THE SUBJECT THAT YOU WORK ON THE SUBJECT MATTER? MATTER?>>SENATOR, I WORKED ON>>SENATOR, I WORKED ON IMMIGRATION — IMMIGRATION –>>NO.>>NO. A SPECIFIC QUESTION. A SPECIFIC QUESTION. DID YOU GIVE LEGAL ADVICE ON THE DID YOU GIVE LEGAL ADVICE ON THE SUBJECT MATTER? SUBJECT MATTER?>>UM.>>UM.>>UM.>>UM. IS THERE A LIFELINE PROVISION IS THERE A LIFELINE PROVISION HERE? HERE? IS THERE A THING WHEN I CAN CALL IS THERE A THING WHEN I CAN CALL A PERSON? A PERSON?>>>YOU CAN SEE THERE THAT WHILE>>>YOU CAN SEE THERE THAT WHILE PRESIDENT TRUMP’S JUDICIAL PRESIDENT TRUMP’S JUDICIAL NOMINEE CAME PREPARED TO DEFLECT NOMINEE CAME PREPARED TO DEFLECT QUESTIONS FROM DEMOCRATIC QUESTIONS FROM DEMOCRATIC SENATORS, HE REALLY DOESN’T KNOW SENATORS, HE REALLY DOESN’T KNOW WHAT TO DO WHEN THE REPUBLICAN WHAT TO DO WHEN THE REPUBLICAN MEMBERS OF THE COMMITTEE, MEMBERS OF THE COMMITTEE, INCLUDING THE REASON CHAIRMAN INCLUDING THE REASON CHAIRMAN STARTS AGREEING WITH THEM. STARTS AGREEING WITH THEM. VERY OCCASIONALLY DONALD TRUMP VERY OCCASIONALLY DONALD TRUMP AND MITCH McCONNELL IN THEIR MAD AND MITCH McCONNELL IN THEIR MAD DASH TO PACK THE FEDERAL COURTS DASH TO PACK THE FEDERAL COURTS WITH AS MANY RIGHT WING IE DEE WITH AS MANY RIGHT WING IE DEE LOGS AS POSSIBLE, THEY PUT LOGS AS POSSIBLE, THEY PUT SOMEONE UNFIT AND NUTTY FOR EVEN SOMEONE UNFIT AND NUTTY FOR EVEN THIS REPUBLICAN SENATE TO THIS REPUBLICAN SENATE TO CONFIRM THAT PERSON. CONFIRM THAT PERSON. THERE HAD BEEN A HAND FULL OF THERE HAD BEEN A HAND FULL OF TRUMP JUDICIAL PICKS THAT HAVE TRUMP JUDICIAL PICKS THAT HAVE HAD TO WITHDRAW BECAUSE THEY HAD TO WITHDRAW BECAUSE THEY COULDN’T GET ENOUGH VOTES FROM COULDN’T GET ENOUGH VOTES FROM THE REPUBLICAN-LED SENATE THE REPUBLICAN-LED SENATE BECAUSE THEY WERE TOO OUT THERE. BECAUSE THEY WERE TOO OUT THERE. THIS IS STEVEN MENASHI. THIS IS STEVEN MENASHI. HE IS ON THE SECOND CIRCUIT HE IS ON THE SECOND CIRCUIT COURT OF APPEALS. COURT OF APPEALS. WATCHING TODAY’S HEARING, I

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  1. Citing "confidentiality" about a "Did you work on this policy?" doesn't inspire a great deal of confidence in this guy's legitimacy….or trump's.

  2. 🤦‍♂️…Nazis!!! No one asked to not be white. Jeez!!!!🙄. It’s a big problem when even Republican senators don’t like you. How ?

  3. currently 4 of the 9 SCOTUS judges are dual-citizen Israeli jews . Steven Menashi is a jew . jews have never been loyal to any country. Trump wants another traitor to rule over us. that is treason. Trump needs hanged and as per his own words, to include his entire family :"take them all out"

  4. This is precisely why we are gonna need some hardcore judicial reform. Can’t have these fascist from the Federalists Society crafting policy for the next 30 years.

  5. Wow.. This goes to show you that you can go to a fancy school, graduate, pass the bar, become a lawyer, make lots of money and still be a moron.

  6. It looks like the GOP Senators are finally realizing that they want history to show them in a good light once the Trumptanic hits that huge iceberg just up ahead : )))

  7. Lindsay Graham, it's too late to act like you have a spine. Too late to distance yourself from Trump via your questioning of this nominee. In the last 2 years, you have shown Americans the true you when it mattered most. You will be voted out of the Senate.

  8. The next democratic president will have to fire most if not all of Trump's corrupt appointees. Of course, you are stuck with the morally suspect partisan political Justice of the Supreme court, stuffed in there by Trump, for a long time.
    Corruption rules America. it is like India in some respects, almost everybody is stealing, lying, or cheating in one way or another. Meanwhile, india is challenging space and fighting to clean up the corruption.

  9. He's not a very attractive man – and you know! Usually you can overlook these things, but this guy has nothing! There's nothing in there! Nada = empty :_)

  10. Just pathetic America…you talk about being so great and mighty but we keep producing small minded weasels like this…💯🗣🧠

  11. He's like the love ❤️ child of John Lovitz and the "Penguin" from Batman … these cartoon villains are the "best people" that Don the Con (the "Joker" in the WH) can find to help carry out his evil plans

  12. Cash is speech, corporations are people and a giddy racist makes news by gently arousing the attention of Republicans whilst attempting to take a lifelong seat as a judge. Ho-hum.

  13. The look on his wife's face(behind him) is just priceless. She's either just discovering her hubby's fine works or she's a little inbred….dur dur dur…huh…dur, dur 😂😂😂

  14. Who knew it was the Republican party that the Russians would gain it's most influence in.Between trump actually reaching out to a hostile Russian government to help win an American election,the NRA taking Russian money and Moscow Mitch.The left is looking more American.

  15. Trump has nominated 50 candidates to lifetime appointments to the federal bench — including a man who asserted transgender children were evidence of “Satan’s plan,” one deemed unqualified by the American Bar Association and a handful of prolific bloggers.

    Among the more eyebrow-raising judges is Charles Goodwin, who has been nominated to the federal bench in Oklahoma. He is the first judicial nominee since 2006 to earn a “not qualified” label from the American Bar Association, which has screened judicial candidates since the 1950s. (It’s possible Barack Obama considered judges the ABA would have found “not qualified,” but his administration worked with the ABA to evaluate nominees before they were announced, something Trump has declined to do.)

    Both of his Republican home-state senators, James Lankford and Jim Inhofe, say they’re still confident Goodwin is adequately qualified to serve on the bench and dismissed the ABA’s findings.

  16. He thought he can go half step bc of trump give bs answers and will get passed through but even the Republicans are not hearing it

  17. Supreme Court in conservatives hands for the next 4 decades.. over a 160 constitutional conservative judges appointed to the lower federal courts… the woman in the boys haircut is one angry B

  18. Lindsay Graham: No, it's a specific question. Did you give advice on the subject matter?
    Nominee: Uuummmmmmm…
    Graham: <Damn. So this is what that feels like.>

  19. If Uncle Fester and the Penguin had a son, this guy would be a really SKANKY version of it. Where tf is trump getting all of his comic book evil villains from? All of his nominees are just like him, unfit huge pieces of 💩!

  20. Oh, he's a natural for America, look at him, dumb as a bag of hammers, ugly as the day is long but driven towards his own power and enrichment. Perfect, vote him in.

  21. An incompetent candidate has laid bare his incompetence in a field supposed to be very high integrity and professionalism. He has none.

  22. Yeah, well, bring a bottle to pee in 'coz if you go for a bathroom break he'll be confirmed before you get back to your seat…

  23. Definitely, no “uh’s” or “um’s” at that level. Check out this video https://youtu.be/_lROaC4wWIY at 1:28. It’s hilarious that both video’s are timed perfectly at 1:28 for the “um” comment.

  24. Rachel Maddow MSNBC's hope that was not to be Hillary Clinton gets brutally mocked for reading printouts of her own emails at art exhibit
    We need Rachel Maddow Ms Cigar Bill Clinton to reminders us why Donald Trump will win in 2020

  25. Everytime I see one of these things, I'm reminded of the Tina Fey and Amy Poehler Palin/Clinton press conference where Amy says, " … anyone, anyone … anyone can be President …" So, kids, don't worry about integrity or education; you, too, can be a supreme court justice or cabinet official or even president.

  26. Why do we even continue holding confirmation hearings? No matter how sleazy, dishonest, unfit for the position,…and criminal, these people are, they somehow end up being confirmed, regardless, when they are Trump picks. It's difficult to retain faith in the process.

  27. What's up with Graham and Kennedy? I am surprised how they've changed their tune all of a sudden. I know Lindsey is getting primaried but is Kennedy up for re-election too? So, unlike both of them or any Trump sycophant for that matter. They must be scared. On the other hand, it's refreshing to see the Senate working as it's supposed to work. From this clip, I don't see that this man's answers are any different from the other Trump nominees but then it's only a clip. I wonder if we will see any change in behavior from the GOP in the House too. Too little too late though to start doing the job they were elected to do. It just exposes how vile they are as human beings— opportunistic with no values, no integrity.

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