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Republican senators from Tennessee said President Biden‘s nominee to serve as the U.S. Circuit Judge for the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals “believes himself to be above the law,” after the FBI’s background investigation found he had his driver’s license suspended on three occasions, and slammed Biden for not taking the time to “meaningfully engage” with them before making his nomination.
Fox News first obtained and reported on a letter Andre Mathis wrote to Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Dick Durbin, D-Ill., and Ranking Member Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, addressing details of the FBI’s background investigation, which showed a suspension of his license three times due to driving-related citations ranging between 2008 and 2011.
As is standard procedure, the FBI leads background check investigations into judicial nominees. Reports are typically shared with the Senate Judiciary Committee, which is charged with vetting the nominee.
“Joe Biden nominated someone with a rap sheet to be a federal judge in Tennessee,” Sen. Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn., a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, told Fox News. “Mr. Mathis’s rap sheet shows that he believes himself to be above the law,