Cornyn raises fresh doubts about Texas judicial pick's 'Satan' remarks
WASHINGTON – Texas U.S. Sen. John Cornyn raised fresh doubts Thursday about the White House nomination of assistant state Attorney General Jeff Mateer to be a federal judge in Texas.
Mateer, in a pair of speeches in 2015, reportedly referred to the rights of transgender children as part of "Satan's plan" and defended the controversial practice of "conversion therapy" for gays.
Cornyn, commenting publicly for the first time since Mateer's speeches were unearthed this month by CNN, said the speeches apparently were not disclosed to him as they should have been under a... read more
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