Senate Confirms Anti-gay Trump Judicial Pick Kyle Duncan – Metro Weekly
Senate confirms anti-gay Trump judicial pick Kyle Duncan – Metro Weekly
Kyle Duncan – Photo: C-SPAN, via NOLA.com.
On Tuesday, the U.S. Senate voted 50-47 to confirm Kyle Duncan for a lifetime appointment to the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals despite objections to Duncan’s past advocacy on behalf of anti-LGBTQ causes.
Various LGBTQ and civil rights groups and their allies had previously called on senators to block Duncan’s nomination, including during a Tuesday morning phone call featuring Sens. Patty Murray (D-Wash.), Chris Coons (D-Del.), and Dick Blumenthal (D-Conn.), and Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-D.C.).
All four lawmakers expressed alarm at Duncan’s past statements in …