Eating their own.
Via The Hill:
Civil rights leaders and members of the Georgia congressional delegation on Monday called on President Obama to withdraw his nominees for federal courts in the state over concerns about their views and lack of diversity.
“The group cites serious concerns that the proposed candidates do not adequately reflect the diversity of the northern district and that the selection process lacked meaningful community input,” the office of Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.) said in a statement.
“Additionally, the coalition finds it troubling that several nominees include persons who have advocated in favor of Georgia’s voter ID laws and for including the Confederate Battle Emblem as part of the Georgia State Flag.”
Those joining Lewis in the demand include the civil rights leaders Rev. Joseph Lowery and Rev. C.T. Vivian, as well as Democratic Reps. Hank Johnson and David Scott, according to Lewis’s office.
According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, the Obama administration reached a deal with Georgia’s Republican senators in September to appoint three nominees to the district court whom they had cleared, in exchange for allowing through the nomination of Jill Pryor, whom the senators had been blocking, to the Eleventh Circuit. Judge Julie Carnes, an appointee of former President George H.W. Bush, is also in line for promotion to the circuit court.