Republican senators took turns grilling President Biden’s nominee for the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York at a Senate hearing on Wednesday. Dale Ho, who headed the ACLU’s partisan Voting Rights Project, came under fire for his radical views, including a number of incendiary statements he made on social media.
“I very much regret the tone that I’ve taken on social media from time to time, particularly if it’s given anyone the impression that I wouldn’t be impartial,” Ho said early in the hearing.
Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) made it a point that Ho be called to account for his self-described “wild-eyed leftist” views. Ho dodged answering whether or not this was an accurate self-assessment.