UPDATED 10:12 AM PT – Thursday, December 16, 2021
A Biden district judge nominee, Dale Ho, is facing backlash for his comments regarding elections and congressional power. In a recently resurfaced video from the 2018 National Civic Leadership Summit, Ho claimed the Senate and Electoral College are “anti-democratic.”
WATCH: Biden federal district judge nominee Dale Ho calls the Senate and the Electoral College "anti-democratic" pic.twitter.com/vfOi3N6Et9
— Townhall.com (@townhallcom) December 15, 2021
Ho claimed these institutions lead to the “mal-distribution of political power.”
“We had obviously lots of practices that are anti-democratic that entrench, in some ways, minority rule in this country.” he stated. “And I’m talking about things like, you know, the Senate, Electoral College and mal-distribution of political power that results the from those institutions.”
Ho has faced significant push-back from Republicans during the confirmation process due to inflammatory social media posts he made during the Trump administration. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) pointed out that Ho, in fact, tweeted attacks against multiple GOP lawmakers.
Dale Ho, President Biden’s nominee to be district judge for the Southern District of New York is a self-described “wild-eyed leftist.” pic.twitter.com/gVHyPGasWw
— Senator Ted Cruz (@SenTedCruz) December 2, 2021
Additionally, Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) has even gone so far as to say Ho shows an “open contempt for the Constitution” and should not be confirmed.