West Virginia’s leading Republicans remain silent on the matter. “Trump continues to attack a sitting federal judge – who by the way did a lot to fight the drug cartels when he was a prosecutor – based on his ethnicity, suggesting he has an inherent, inherent conflict of interest because of his heritage”.
Curiel is overseeing three lawsuits which allege Trump University defrauded students and saddled them with debt.
Donald Trump contends the federal judge presiding over a class lawsuit against Trump University has a conflict of interest and must step aside because of his “Mexican heritage”.
Curiel was born in IN, to parents who came from Mexico.
Trump later added someone “ought to look into Judge Curiel, because what Judge Curiel is doing is a total disgrace”, and hinted at possible retaliation should he become president.
To be fair here, the insiders in the Politico caucus have not been very enthusiastic about Trump thus far.
“I have had frightful rulings, I have been treated unfairly by this judge”, said Friday.
“What Donald Trump talks about in terms of tax reform, regulatory reform, all those issues are going to give the economy a shot in the arm if we put them into practice”, he said. “I am going to do very well with the Hispanics, the Mexicans”. “This should have been dismissed on summary judgment easily”, Trump said. “They’re rapists. And some, I assume, are good people”.
Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, Rep. Alex Mooney, Rep. Evan Jenkins and state Senate President Bill Cole, the Republican nominee for governor, have all endorsed Trump for president.
“I had nothing but a great experience with Trump University”, Moyer said.
West Virginia’s elected Republicans have not always been so reticent about criticizing Trump’s ethnically-divisive remarks. “And so Mr. Trump is just stating the obvious”.
“Judge Curiel and his family epitomize the American Dream”, Hillary for America Director of Latino Outreach Lorella Praeli said in a statement.
Wild indeed. If Mr Trump wins the White House, he will have a bully pulpit at his disposal from which he could unravel basic principles of American democracy.
Other Republicans have not been so hesitant.
“Let me ask you about comments you made about the judge in the Trump University case”, Tapper said. “I completely disagree with the thinking behind that. I hope it’s not”. In keeping with the code of conduct for federal judges, he declined to respond to Trump’s comments when the Journal contacted his office.
And it’s not as if local elected officials are afraid to comment on presidential politics.
The precipitating cause of Mr Trump’s outburst was Mr Curiel’s agreement to unseal around 1,000 pages of internal documents, many of which paint a damaging portrait of the tactics used by Trump University employees trying to drum up business.