LOS ANGELES - California Democratic Party Asian Pacific Islander Caucus Chair Clark Lee released the following statement on the Senate Republican filibuster of Goodwin Liu's nomination to the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals:
"The Senate Republicans' filibuster of Goodwin Liu's nomination to the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals today is a blatant disregard for fairness, equality, and diversity. The Republicans' continued partisan attacks to mischaracterize Liu, a highly-regarded Asian American legal scholar with the highest possible rating by the American Bar Association, through the entire nomination process are pure partisan political ploys. Their scheme is not only a setback for Asian American civic participation and representation on the federal bench; it is an undermining of the American democratic process."
###The California Democratic Party Asian Pacific Islander Caucus (CDP API Caucus) is the officially chartered caucus of the California Democratic Party representing Democrats of Asian and Pacific Islander origin in the State of California. The CDP API Caucus works under the general direction of the California Democratic Party. The CDP API Caucus supports all CDP endorsed candidates and ballot measures. For more information, visit www.apicaucus.com.