A number of other Trump nominees have raised concerns, including five who also received the unqualified rating. Others were rated as qualified but carried with them politically or racially insensitive remarks from their past that resurfaced during their confirmations. One wrote in an online forum that the nation’s commitment to diversity was tantamount to accepting “lower standards.”
…Senate Democrats, newly energized and hungry for a fight over the courts, have seized on the nominations, delivering a steady stream of jabs on social media and at the leadership’s weekly news conference. Liberal advocacy group Demand Justice targeted senators up for re-election in 2020 in the days leading up to Mr. Farr’s vote, deluging their offices with calls and buying digital and radio ads.