The 24-hour slam-fest on the Senate floor, a beating in the liberal press and the craptastic reporting from the mainstream media that tried, and failed, to stop former Senator Jeff Sessions being confirmed as attorney general has made a possible Trump solicitor general pick drop out citing the left’s bullying tactics as the reason.
Conservative lawyer Chuck Cooper has asked the White House to remove his name from consideration as the Trump administration’s lead counsel for SCOTUS work.
“I am deeply honored by any consideration that I may have received by Attorney General Sessions and President Trump for appointment as the Solicitor General, but I have asked them to discontinue any further consideration of me for that critically important position,” Cooper said. “After witnessing the treatment that my friend Jeff Sessions, a decent and honorable man who bears only good will and good cheer to everyone he meets, had to endure at the hands of a partisan opposition that will say anything and do anything to advance their political interests, I am unwilling to subject myself, my family, and my friends to such a process.”
Cooper’s comments shed light on the purely political statements and tactics the left has used against every nominee to the president’s cabinet – democrats are focusing less on substance or policy and almost totally on party affiliation and it is pushing away quality candidates for some positions.
Cooper would have to defend Trump’s executive orders and regulatory reforms in front of the Supreme Court which could be a daunting task on its own, but having to deal with an activist judiciary and brawl-hungry congress make the job less appealing – perhaps by design.