Trump Judicial Pick Refuses to Say if She Supports Landmark Segregation Ruling


President Trumps judicial nominee for the Eastern District of Louisiana refused to say whether she supported the Supreme Courts 1954 ruling that struck down school segregation. And yes, this is 2018. Appearing at her Senate confirmation hearing on Wednesday, Wendy Vitter was plainly asked by Sen. Richard Blumenthal: Do you believe thatBrown v. Board of Educationwas correctly decided?Her initial response raised an immediate red flag: I dont mean to be coy, she began, before continuing: I think I get into a difficult area when I start commenting on Supreme Court decisionswhich are correctly decided and which I may disagree with. Again, my personal, political, or religious views I would set aside. That is Supreme Court precedent. It is binding. If I were honored to be confirmed I would be bound by it and of course I would uphold it. Asked again by a befuddled Blumenthal whether she supported the ruling, Vitter replied: Again, I would respectfully not comment on what could be my bosses rulingthe Supreme CourtI would be bound by it, and if I start commenting on I agree with this case or dont agree with this case I think we get into a slippery slope.

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