Schumer Statement On Successful Defeat Of Farr Nomination To Federal Bench

November 29, 2018

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today released the following statement after U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) announced he will be the 51st vote against Thomas Farr’s nomination to become a federal judge for the Eastern District of North Carolina:

“Senator Tim Scott has done a courageous thing, and he’s done the right thing. Thomas Farr has been involved in the sordid practice of voter suppression for decades and never should have been nominated, let alone confirmed to the bench. Thankfully, he won’t be.”