Trump Judicial Nominee Withdraws After Hearing


Matthew Petersen, whom President Trump had tapped to be a judge on the federal district court in D.C., has withdrawn his name after a cringe-worthy clip from his confirmation hearing went viral.

Petersen struggled to answer questions from GOP Sen. John Kennedy (La.) about basic principles of law during a wince-inducing appearance before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday.

A White House official told The Hill, “Mr. Petersen has withdrawn his nomination and the President has accepted.” Read more at The Hill.



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