Your DGB for today is to oppose the nomination of Eric Dreiband to lead the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division.
As we’ve come to expect, Trump has nominated yet another unqualified individual whose career appears antithetical to the position needing to be filled. Besides being a privileged white dude, Dreiband spent much of his career at Jones Day defending corporations from employment discrimination lawsuits. You know, helping the real underdogs in America.
The Senate Judiciary Committee questioned him on Wednesday in a rushed session, barely having enough time to scratch the surface of his views and record. He managed to denounce the KKK, but unless this guy is going to break with his spectacularly xenophobic boss, Attorney General Jeff Sessions, on pretty much every other issue, he’s not the person to head the Civil Rights Division.