PFAW Condemns Senate Vote to Advance Thomas Farr Nomination

Washington, D.C.—People For the American Way (PFAW) decried today’s vote in the Senate to advance the nomination of Thomas Farr for a lifetime federal judgeship in North Carolina. The Senate voted 51 to 50 on cloture for this nomination with Vice President Mike Pence voting to break the tie, setting the stage for a final confirmation vote as early as tomorrow.

“Thomas Farr would be a Trump judge in every sense of the word,” PFAW Executive Vice President Marge Baker said. “Rather than a judge to whom the people—all people—could look for justice, Farr would be a judge for the bosses and the bigots. By voting to advance this nomination, Senate Republicans showed again that no bar is too low if it results in the installation of one of their trusted political operatives on the…

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