President Barack Obama’s nomination of DeKalb County State Court Judge Dax Lopez to be a federal judge– a lifetime appointment subject to confirmation by the U.S. Senate– is in trouble. He recently met with the Peach State’s two U.S. senators— Johnny Isakson and David Perdue— who would have to support him in order for the nomination to move forward. InsiderAdvantage is told the meetings were polite but non-committal.
“Lopez’s longtime board membership on the radical Georgia Association of Latino Elected Officials (GALEO) is a millstone around his neck,” says one U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee staffer. The staffer says Committee Chairman Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, would not move the nomination forward if one of Georgia’s senators opposes Lopez. (Perdue, a strong critic of open borders and illegal immigration, sits on the committee.)
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