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Biden To Force Vote On Controversial Judicial Nominee

Susan Rosenberg became infamous as a domestic terrorist, landing on the FBI’s “Most Wanted” list at 29. Affiliated with a women-led communist group, she played a role in the bombing of the U.S. Senate chamber in 1983, solidifying her reputation as a notorious domestic terrorist. 

Now, it appears that Biden may want one of her colleagues to get a lifetime federal appointment on the bench. 

The Washington Free Beacon reports that one of Joe Biden’s most controversial judicial nominees has connections with her. 

Now, more than two decades after her controversial release from prison, she serves on the advisory board of an anti-prison group alongside embattled judicial nominee Adeel Mangi.

Rosenberg and Mangi, President Joe Biden’s nominee for the Third Circuit Court of Appeals, have served together for five years on the advisory board of the Alliance of Families for Justice, a New York-based nonprofit that says it aims to “end mass incarceration.” Mangi joined the group in 2019 as part of his pro bono work for an inmate killed by prison guards. Rosenberg, whom the alliance calls a “former political prisoner,” spoke at the group’s launch in 2016.

Mangi has already come under intense scrutiny over his links to the alliance, which has hailed convicted cop-killers, including Mumia Abu Jamal and Mutulu Shakur, as “freedom fighters.” But the group’s affiliation with Rosenberg, which has not been previously reported, underscores an affinity for domestic terrorists that could add to Mangi’s woes. Republicans have rallied in opposition to Mangi, and two Democrats have said they’ll vote against him. Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto (D., Nev.) cited Mangi’s links to the Alliance of Families for Justice as rationale for her opposition.

The extent of Mangi’s relationship with Rosenberg is unclear—he did not respond to a request for comment—but her terrorist activity is no secret. It came back into the spotlight in 2020, after revelations that Rosenberg served on the board of a left-wing group, Thousand Currents, that bankrolled Black Lives Matter organizations.

The White House is desperate to get Mangi in the black robes, even though he would be one of the most radical judges ever appointed. NBC News noted that “on Wednesday, a third Democratic senator came out against Mangi’s nomination: Jacky Rosen of Nevada, who joined her home state colleague, Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto, D-Nev., and centrist Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., in opposing him. The move puts Mangi’s nomination in greater peril in the Senate, where Democrats hold a 51-to-49 majority.

Behind the scenes, Zients and other top White House officials have been pushing lawmakers to confirm Mangi “without further delay,” a White House official said. In addition to Zients, White House Legislative Affairs Director Shuwanza Goff, Deputy Legislative Affairs Director Ali Nouri, White House counsel Ed Siskel and Phil Brest, the White House senior counsel in charge of nominations, have all been in regular touch with senators, the official added.”

Like everything else Biden has done, particularly against Israel, over the last few months, Biden’s push to ram Mangi through revolves around winning Michigan in 2024. 

“Mangi’s embattled nomination presents a political conundrum for President Joe Biden as he dials up his re-election campaign. The White House’s relationship with Muslim Americans has grown sour amid the community’s strong disapproval of U.S. support for Israel as it bombards Gaza. Biden is counting on strong support this fall from the Democratic-leaning cohort, which represents a sliver of the U.S. electorate but has a significant presence in some states, most notably battleground Michigan.

Republicans have attacked Mangi for his affiliation with the Rutgers Law School Center for Security, Race and Rights, chastising its decision to host an event featuring a speaker named Sami Al-Arian, who in 2006 pleaded guilty to conspiracy to assist the designated terrorist group Palestinian Islamic Jihad, according to the Justice Department. Mangi told the Senate in written testimony he had “no involvement” in the Rutgers Center speaker events.”

Reports say that Biden intends to force a vote on the confirmation, making Democratic senators choose him or not supporting an alleged proponent of cop-killing.

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  1. That terrorist woman is typical of any biden nominee. The demorats only reward weird socialists with appointments.

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