Congressional Black Caucus Thanks Harry Reid For Opposing Michael Boggs

The Congressional Black Caucus thanked Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) for publicly opposing President Barack Obama's beleaguered judicial nominee Michael Boggs. In his former role as a Georgia state legislator, Boggs voted to keep the Confederate insignia on the Georgia state flag. | Win McNamee via Getty Images
The Congressional Black Caucus thanked Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) for publicly opposing President Barack Obama’s beleaguered judicial nominee Michael Boggs. In his former role as a Georgia state legislator, Boggs voted to keep the Confederate insignia on the Georgia state flag. | Win McNamee via Getty Images

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) got a letter of thanks from the Congressional Black Caucus on Thursday for his unequivocal opposition to President Barack Obama’s beleaguered judicial nominee Michael Boggs.

“Thank you for publicly expressing your opposition to the confirmation of Michael P. Boggs to the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia,” reads the lettersigned by Congressional Black Caucus Chairwoman Marcia Fudge (D-Ohio). “I respect and appreciate your concern for the people of Georgia and minority communities across the nation.”

Fudge adds, “The Congressional Black Caucus stands with you.”

Earlier Thursday, Reid told reporters he would vote against Boggs because of votes Boggs took as a Georgia state legislator. Among other things, Boggs voted to pass a constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage, to keep the Confederate insignia on the state flag and to pass a measure that would have required doctors who performed abortions to post online their names and the number of abortions they performed.

“I’m going to oppose him,” Reid said. “He’s a person who, in my opinion, is out of the mainstream and I don’t think deserves to be a federal judge.”

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Source: Black Voices | Jennifer Bendery

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