Trump Judicial Nominee Who Flopped at Hearing Withdraws Nomination

Trump Judicial Nominee Drops Out After Embarrassing Hearing

Trump Judicial Nominee Drops Out After Embarrassing Hearing

As recently as Friday evening, the White House expressed continued confidence in Petersen's credentials for the post, with White House spokesman Hogan Gidley citing Petersen's years of experience at the Federal Election Commission and characterizing the criticism against him as a political attack. But you can't just walk into a federal courthouse for the very first time and say "Here I am, I think I wanna be a judge".

A White House official said Petersen withdrew his nomination, which the president has accepted.

In his letter to the president, Petersen said he's withdrawing because he doesn't want to be "a distraction" to the administration. John Kennedy of Louisiana quickly went viral.

Petersen now serves as a commissioner on the Federal Election Commission.

Liberal groups that have opposed most of Trump's judicial nominees applauded their latest victory.

He bemoaned his performance at his confirmation hearing, saying: "I had hoped that my almost two decades of public service would carry more weight than my worst two minutes on television".

Under questioning from a Republican senator, he failed to answer basic questions about the rules of evidence and civil procedure.

"Well, comprehensively would've been in law school", Petersen said.

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Have you argued a motion in state or federal court? No. Can you tell me what the Daubert Standard is?

PETERSEN: Sen. Kennedy, I don't have that readily at my disposal but I would be happy to take a closer look at that.

While I cannot speak to the credentials of the president's other judicial nominees, I can offer a firsthand perspective on Mr. Petersen's qualifications that spans longer than a four-minute video snippet.

Mateer ran into trouble over 2015 speeches including one in which he referred to transgender children as being part of "Satan's plans," CNN reported. He is not a litigator by background and would therefore have work to do on that front, as he recognized before and during his recent confirmation hearing.

Sen. Kennedy: Do you know what the Younger abstention doctrine is?

The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, an umbrella organization of more than 200 groups, called on Trump to pull two other nominees: Thomas Farr, nominated for the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina, and Damien Schiff, nominated for the U.S. Court of Federal Claims.

"I would probably not be able to give you a good definition", Petersen responded.

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