Biden nominee unlikely to be confirmed

 May 12, 2024

It is appearing more and more likely that the U.S. Senate is not going to confirm a controversial nominee of President Joe Biden. 

Fox News reports that the nomination will expire at the end of May, should the Senate, under the leadership of U.S. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY), fail to take action.

And, at the time of this writing, no such action is planned.

The controversial nominee is lawyer Adeel A. Mangi.


Biden has been attempting to make Mangi a judge on the Third Circuit's U.S. Court of Appeals. This would be a huge diversity win for the administration, as Mangi would be the nation's first Muslim federal appellate court judge.

Such presidential nominees, however, have to be confirmed by the U.S. Senate, and Mangi's nomination - like many of Biden's other nominations - has been anything but smooth.

Not only has Mangi failed to get any Republican support, but he has also failed to get some Democratic support.

Fox separately reports, "Mangi's nomination . . . has been scrutinized over his ties to two groups, one accused of antisemitism and another that has supported 'cop killers,' as Republican critics have alleged."

Despite the heavy criticism and despite the fact that Mangi has even lost some Democratic support, the Biden White House has refused to withdraw his nomination.

Mangi's days are numbered

Now, however, it appears that Mangi's nomination is nearing its end - and not in a good way. It appears that the fact that this is an election year is part of the reason why.

One expert, Ron Bonjean, explained to Fox, "This nominee has lost all hope from the Biden White House of getting a floor vote, given we are months away from the election. They are more than likely going to let him twist in the wind hoping he withdraws on his own."

To be clear hear, it does not appear as though the Senate is even going to hold a vote on Mangi's nomination, and another expert, Ross Baker, explained to Fox why.

"Having a vote and losing it, due to members of your own party, would only serve to advertise the problems the president is having related to the Israel-Hamas war," he said.

The U.S. Senate, under Schumer's leadership, has until the end of the month to confirm Mangi. But, given what these experts had to say, it does not seem as though it is going to happen.

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