“I’ll scratch your back, you scratch mine. I’ll endorse you, you make my idiot son-in-law a federal judge.”
Biden’s nominee to serve as a judge on the U.S. District Court for the District of Kansas withdrew his name from consideration late Tuesday, marking the second time in two years that his nomination to the federal bench failed to get through the Senate.
Jabari Wamble, who has served as an assistant U.S. attorney in the District of Kansas since 2011, was first nominated to serve as a judge on the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in August of last year. His nomination never made it through the Senate Judiciary Committee and he was instead nominated for the district court, a step down, in February.
Wamble is the son-in-law of Rep. Emanuel Cleaver, a Kansas City Democrat who was an early supporter of Biden in the 2020 Democratic presidential primary.
Nominating unqualified appointees, including federal judges, is nothing new for Biden. Everyone has seen videos of his judicial nominees who are unable to answer basic questions about the Constitution and the law.
But even in that bunch, Jabari stood out. How do you know?
Aides were under the impression that the American Bar Association would rate Wamble “not qualified” for the nomination, according to three people familiar with the matter who spoke candidly on condition of anonymity.
The ABA’s bias is notorious. Qualified Republican judges are rated as not qualified and unqualified Democrat judges are rated as qualified. Jabari had to be doing pretty badly for the ABA to sadly shake its head even in this era of peak affirmative action, equity and political influence. Instead, the ABA fidgeted and hoped Wamble got the hint.
The group, which conducts independent peer evaluations of judges, never issued a rating on Wamble’s circuit court nomination. As of Tuesday, it was still reviewing Wamble for the district court position, even though it had already rated several nominees after him.
Not a courtesy if extends to the political opposition.
Wamble was also involved in a case where the U.S. Attorney’s office was held in contempt of court for failing to cooperate with an investigation into the extent in which prosecutors accessed confidential phone calls between attorneys and clients at Leavenworth Detention Center, a federal prison which was managed by private contractor CoreCivic.
Over the course of the case, Wamble offered conflicting statements regarding how he handled a recording where he recognized the voice of Christian Cox, an attorney who at the time was representing Brenda Wood, a client charged with 26 counts related to fraud.
I guess Wamble will have to wait until Rep. Cleaver steps down and then tries to hand him his job.
Angel Jacob says
Good, one less muslim who infiltrates the US government position.
Being brain-dead from a stroke didn’t stop Democ-rats from electing John Fetterman to the U.S. Senate from Pennsylvania. Now some race-hustling Democ-rat’s idiot son-in-law has withdrawn his name from consideration for a federal judgeship in the face of certain rejection by the the Democ-rat Senate? Either the Senate Democ-rats have discovered meritocratic virtue or the son-in-law is an idiot of gargantuan proportions. Could this be a limiting case for Democ-rat affirmative action?
Don’t bet on it, unlike the republicans the democrats don’t give up, by hook or by crook. They are insidious not lazy.
At the core of all of this is simply lowered standards while calling it some kind of social justice progress…with money and political power as the profit.
I don’t understand. Haven’t most of Biden’s nominees been utterly unqualified for their positions, nominated only due to their race, sex, and/or gender identity? They’ve mostly been confirmed by the Dem controlled Senate. So what makes this one any different?
Daniel Greenfield says
Tells you how bad he must be, doesn’t it
SPURWING PLOVER says
Biden the Blunder wanted just another anti-constitution liberal Globalists activists judge to serve as one of his underlings fortunately is was thwarted
if a moron like Emanuel Cleaver thinks his son-in-law is an idiot he must really be dumb.
Steven Brizel says
Good riddance !
Algorithmic Analyst says
He must have some weird history or low IQ or something. I tried to research it but couldn’t find the back story.
“I guess Wamble will have to wait until Rep. Cleaver steps down and then tries to hand him his job.” It brings to mind the Florida judge Alcee Hastings, Dem., convicted of bribery and then elected to Congress. Their electorates are unbelievable with total regard for the Country.