McConnell Warns Biden Trying to Appoint Judge Linked to Terrorism

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The far-left judge that President Joe Biden is attempting to appoint to a lifetime position as a federal judge was the subject of a warning this week from Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), who stated that law enforcement officials nationwide are against the extremist being named as a U.S. Circuit Judge for the Third Circuit.

Adeel Mangi is a Muslim who was born in Pakistan. The president first proposed him in November, but Senate Republicans questioned him about his involvement with an organization that allegedly hosted speakers who supported anti-Semitic and anti-American action.

From 2019 until 2023, Mangi served on the advisory board of the Rutgers Law School Center for Security, Race, and Rights. When Republican senators learned that the center co-sponsored a symposium commemorating the twentieth anniversary of 9/11, they were incensed.

The symposium included a panelist who had admitted to supporting Islamic jihadists and another who had openly advocated for an intifada in the United States.

“I’ve spoken repeatedly about President Biden’s attempt to give life tenure on the federal bench to an activist tied to an extremist group that unabashedly celebrates terrorism. I’ve already made absolutely clear that the Senate should not confirm the nomination of Adeel Mangi to the Third Circuit Court of Appeals.” McConnell said during a speech on the Senate floor.

“But Mr. Mangi’s alarming record doesn’t stop at ties to terrorist sympathizers. It turns out he also has a history of support for anti-police activism. In fact, he serves on the advisory board of a group of apologists for convicted cop killers. The so-called Alliance of Families for Justice (AFJ) was founded in part by a woman who pled guilty to the murder of a police officer and whose name has graced a fellowship they fund. With Mr. Mangi on their advisory board, the AFJ celebrated her and other cop killers as, listen to this, ‘freedom fighters.’” he added.

“Take, for example, the Executive Director of AFJ. She was counsel of record on a brief to spring from prison a notorious cop killer whom she later compared favorably to Che Guevara. Honoring criminals and punishing law enforcement is the exact opposite of justice. One county police association in New York highlighted this irony by pointing out that, ‘Mr. Mangi’s heroes executed our heroes who were protecting and serving the community.’” McConnell continued.

McConnell listed several law enforcement organizations that have opposed Mangi’s appointment as a federal judge.

“As the National Association of Police Organizations put it, ‘It is one thing to stand up for the rights of those shunned or mistreated by society. It is a far different thing to exalt unrepentant killers who were convicted following legal trials in courts of law. Mr. Mangi is smart enough to know the difference, and he’s made his choice,’” McConnell remarked.

“The National Sheriffs’ Association said that Mangi’s connection with AFJ, ‘raises concerns about a potential bias against victims and law enforcement, which could impact his decision-making as a lifetime appointed judge.’” he concluded.

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