AZ Republic headline blasts, “Judge: Trump’s efforts after vote likely criminal.”
The contemptible comment comes straight from the ruling of U.S. District Court Judge David O. Carter. He was nominated to the federal bench Oct. 21, 1998 by Pres. Bill Clinton and quickly confirmed the next day by a voice vote, making it impossible to know what the actual pro and con vote total was, since no senators were identified. This cagey policy is not the norm.
What we know in the intervening years is that Judge Carter is not an unbiased trier of facts, but a robed partisan who referred to President Donald Trump as engaged in a “conspiracy to defraud the United States.” (page 36.) This March 28, 2022 legal disposition by Judge Carter leaves no room for confusion where he stands in regard to mischaracterizing the events of January 6, 2021. On page 39 of this court filing, he describes “Overt acts in furtherance of the conspiracy.”
As much as we’d like to believe judges are impartial and apolitical, the reality is they are appointed by politically aligned governors and presidents. Under some circumstances they have to defend their careers and character to selection panels. None in recent memory had his integrity impugned by desperate partisans during the nomination process as we witnessed with President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee Brett M. Kavanaugh. Though he had honorably served for over a decade as judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, he was deceitfully vilified, in a desperate effort to deny President Trump another SCOTUS nominee. Justice Kavanaugh was sworn in on October 6, 2018. Following his nomination but prior to his confirmation, he wrote this moving commentary in the WSJ:
“I Am an Independent, Impartial Judge” Yes, I was emotional last Thursday. I hope everyone can understand I was there as a son, husband and dad.
It provides an insight to the abominable techniques democrats employ as they attempt to vilify the character of an exemplary man. They revealed themselves as soulless.