The chairs of the Congressional Black, Hispanic and Asian Pacific American Caucuses each released statements condemning Montana federal Judge Richard Cebull for, in CBC Chair Emanuel Cleaver’s (D-MO) words, sending a “blatantly racist” email comparing President Obama’s conception to bestiality. Significantly, CHC Chair Charlie Gonzalez (D-TX) strongly suggests that Cebull should no longer be a judge after this incident:
The actions of Chief Judge Cebull promote destructive and hateful attitudes that have no place in civil discourse and show a staggering lack of judgment. Federally appointed judges have a special responsibility to show impartiality so that Americans can maintain their trust in our nation’s legal system. We put laws in place to ensure all Americans are treated without bias and without racist overtones. It is gravely disappointing that Chief Judge Cebull failed to show the qualities his position as a federal official requires and that the American public deserves.
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