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Here’s something you don’t see every day: A Republican gave a Joe Biden judicial nominee the one vote he needed to pass the Senate.
“He did a great job in committee, in my opinion,” Sen. John Kennedy (R-La.) told reporters.
What’s happening: Andre B. Mathis on Thursday became the first Black male judge confirmed to the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals in almost 25 years. And Mathis did so by one vote, clearing the Senate 48-47 with Sen. John Kennedy (R-La.) breaking from his party to give the nominee the votes.
“He did a great job in committee, in my opinion. He’s a partner at Butler Snow, which is a major national law firm. The criminal record that they talked about, that he forgot to face some traffic tickets, when they contacted him about it through a warrant, he just said, ‘It’s true, I forgot to pay them,’ and he paid up, but I just didn’t think that was disqualifying.”
What he’s referring to: A point of contention during Mathis’ nomination hearing was his receipt of a series of traffic tickets that led to a suspension of his license — which Sen. Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) labeled as a “rap sheet with a laundry list of citations.” In response, Mathis said that he “highly regret[s] that I’m in this situation.”
“I feel like I’ve embarrassed my family,” he told the committee, before explaining that he had forgotten to pay multiple speeding tickets, leading to his license being suspended. He was made aware through a warrant and paid the balance of the tickets.