As Twitchy told you yesterday, GOP Sen. Tim Scott cast the 50th “yea” vote to break the filibuster on the nomination of Thomas Farr to be a federal judge.

It seems he’s had a change of heart on Farr:


In a brief statement explaining his decision, Scott cited a 1991 Department of Justice memo that was leaked just this week, days before the Senate was set to vote on Farr’s confirmation. It detailed Farr’s involvement in “ballot security” activities by the 1984 and 1990 campaigns of then-Sen. Jesse Helms, R-North Carolina.

“I am ready and willing to support strong candidates for our judicial vacancies that do not have lingering concerns about issues that could affect their decision-making process as a federal judge,” Scott said in his statement. “This week, a Department of Justice memo written under President George H.W. Bush was released that shed new light on Mr. Farr’s activities. This, in turn, created more concerns. Weighing these important factors, this afternoon I concluded that I could not support Mr. Farr’s nomination.”

So, think Jennifer Rubin will apologize for this now?

Something tells us Scott shouldn’t hold his breath for an apology. As long as he remains conservative, he’s a traitor in Rubin’s eyes.