When we most recently checked in on Justice Don Willett, Democratic Senators Patrick Leahy and Al Franken were grilling the Fifth Circuit nominee on something from his recent past: this tweet.
Go away, A-Rod. “@FoxNews: California's transgender law allows male high schooler to make girls' softball team http://t.co/hnTrWAaV8g"
— Justice Don Willett (@JusticeWillett) February 14, 2014
Willett was confronted over the joke by none other than Franken, who told him, “I don’t get the joke,” adding, “Sometimes, when you don’t get a joke, it’s because it wasn’t a joke.” Leahy, too, was disturbed by that tweet and this one:
I could support recognizing a constitutional right to marry bacon. pic.twitter.com/HKPW6tE4H6
— Justice Don Willett (@JusticeWillett) April 30, 2015
A sitting state justice telling a transgender teenager to go away & equating marriage equality to marrying bacon (even in jest) is sending a clear message: Not all are welcome in his courtroom. And that's no laughing matter. https://t.co/X8CpCDQBK6
— Sen. Patrick Leahy (@SenatorLeahy) November 15, 2017
We’ll just leave that tweet there, and instead, imagine if a transgender teenager or anyone else in Willett’s courtroom suffered a choking emergency. That’s no laughing matter either, but anyone would be lucky to have Willett there.
This Day in Judicial “Activism”: @JusticeWillett successfully performed the Heimlich maneuver on a fellow dad at a @ChickfilA in Austin this evening.
Seriously though, the next time our Court offers a lifesaving training class, I am signing up. I need a refresher course.
— Chief Judge Stephen Dillard (@JudgeDillard) November 29, 2017
He might want to submit this to the Senate Judiciary Committee as a Notice of Supplemental Authority or a 28(j) letter.
— Jaime Santos (@Jaime_ASantos) November 29, 2017
What she said.
10/10 would vote to confirm.
— Stephen W. Hudson (@StephenWHudson1) November 29, 2017
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I am the dad that was saved by the quick action of the two men. I am very thankful for their help. It was all very fast, overwhelming and embarrassing. I cannot thank them enough.
— Danny Martinez (@utdmart) November 29, 2017
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