(THE HILL) — The Senate voted 50-43 to confirm Pamela Harris to be U.S. Circuit Judge for the Fourth Circuit on Monday.
Harris is a professor at the Georgetown University Law School.
Senate Judiciary Committee ranking member Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) said he opposed her nomination because her record prior to being nominated was full of “left-wing philosophy.”
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“It’s as if there were two entirely distinct nominees vying for the same nomination,” Grassley said. “The post-nominations statements are strikingly different than her pre-nomination views.
“From this nominee’s past commentary we know she’s a liberal. … Is there any doubt that this nominee views the courts as a third political branch?”