Posted on December 5, 2018
Victory: The Senate rejects racist judge Thomas Farr
In response to sustained opposition by progressives across the country, including more than 77,000 CREDO members, the Senate rejected the nomination of Trump’s racist nominee Thomas Farr to a lifetime federal court appointment.
Thomas Farr has lifelong connections to segregationist organizations and individuals and was an expert at suppressing Black votes as the protege of notorious racist Jesse Helms. Farr spent decades developing close ties to one of the most despicable white supremacist organizations in the United States, the Pioneer Fund.
Even though Mitch McConnell is determined to ram through as many right-wing judges as possible before the end of the year, two Republicans broke with their party – Jeff Flake of Arizona and Republican’s only African-American senator, Tim Scott – joined all 49 Democrats in opposing Farr’s nomination.
Thank you to all progressives who stood up against hate and rejected Republican attempts to ram through another racist judge for a lifetime appointment.