Here’s what we know about Brett J. Talley, nominated by President Trump for a LIFETIME APPOINTMENT on the federal bench in Alabama.
— He has never tried a case. He’s never even argued a motion.
— He has only practiced law for 3 years.
— He is married to a White House lawyer, a fact that he never disclosed. His wife, in fact, is the Chief of Staff to Don McGahn, the current White House Counsel. His wife has been questioned in the Mueller probe.
— The American Bar Associations unanimously declared him “not qualified,” the fourth such judicial nominee under Trump.
— He was once a member of The Tuscaloosa Paranormal Research Group, which sought to help those who have been affected by paranormal activity.
— Right after Sandy Hook, he wrote a blog post entitled “A Call to Arms,” suggesting that Obama was coming for our guns, and that the NRA was the only organization who could protect us. He also suggested that he might have to resort to arms himself to fight off attacks on our rights from the Obama Administration.
— And this is shallow and completely beside the point, but he’s 36 and completely grey, and it looks like he gets haircuts from his mom.
— To his credit, however, he’s a big horror fan. In fact, he writes horror fiction and was nominated for a Bram Stoker Award. He’s written a lot of books (that appear to be mostly self published). He’s a big Lovecraft guy, and he knows his stuff … probably much better than he knows the law.
— Brett J. Talley was approved by Senate Judiciary Committee along party lines. Here’s a list of the Republicans who pushed him through:
In case you forgot who you aligned yourself with here is the list of Reps who nominated the SEVERELY UNQUALIFIED Brett J. Talley to be a LIFETIME United States District Judge.— B̤̿it̺̕B͓̚ur͍̒neȑ🔥 (@bitburner) November 10, 2017
Put that in your pipe and smoke it. 🔥 pic.twitter.com/PKgROJ7DxA
The vote now goes to the full Senate.