Kennedy then unloaded on the judge. “But this judge used his authority to require litigants in his courtroom to do what he thinks is politically correct. And he did that as a magistrate judge, and he’ll do it as a federal district judge, and you know it.” “I don’t care what his political beliefs are, but he has no right, as a sitting judge, to direct, in writing, litigants in his courtroom to stand up and introduce themselves by saying, ‘My name is John Kennedy, my preferred pronouns are …’” Kennedy said Kasubhai claimed the usage of gender pronouns in his courtrooms was “voluntary,” but Kennedy concluded, “That’s not true. I’ve read the order.” “I’m a litigant in his courtroom paying a lawyer $400 an hour to try to get my case resolved, and the man on the bench who’s gonna decide my case tells me to stand up and announce my pronouns,” Kennedy said. “That’s not voluntary,” Kennedy continued. “That’s oppressive.” The senator concluded, “If I could vote no twice, I would.” FrontPage Magazine reported Kasubhai once stated, “DEI — diversity, equity and inclusion — is the heart and soul of the court system.”
When Judge Kasubhai tells people who appear before his court to announce their pronouns, that isn’t “voluntary.”It’s oppressive. Pres. Biden wants him on the federal bench. If I could vote “no” twice, I would. pic.twitter.com/xbzbOAqZQc — John Kennedy (@SenJohnKennedy) November 2, 2023
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