On Monday night’s episode of The O’Reilly Factor, host Bill O’Reilly said that federal Judge Gonzalo Curiel should recuse himself from the Trump University case for the stupidest reason EVER.
Not because he did anything wrong. He didn’t,” O’Reilly said. “But to eliminate any doubt as to the motivation in court rulings. There are plenty of federal judges that could immediately step in. It is valid that some may see any recusal as caving to intimidation. But stark justice in a case this important, trumps — pardon the pun — any theoretical argument.
The only person who thinks Curiel cannot be fair is Donald Trump and frankly, he thinks everyone is out to get him. That’s not a good enough reason and a federal judge should not be forced off of a case because of his ethnicity as the Republican nominee seems to believe. O’Reilly went on to say:
However, the judge belongs to a group called San Diego La Raza Lawyers Association which does advocacy work on behalf of Latinos. Not associated with the radical La Raza group, but confusion is understandable. Because of that, Mr. Trump apparently believes the judge may be biased against him as it is well-known the candidate has taken a strong stand against illegal immigration, include building a border wall.
Sooooooo….just like Trump, O’Reilly believes that Judge Curiel is not fit to preside over this case because he is and supports Latinos. He thinks that a federal judge should not be allowed to do his job because the defendant in the case he is hearing is a racist. Somehow Trump’s inability to control his xenophobic, racist rhetoric is Judge Curiel’s problem? Hmmmmm……doesn’t Bill preach about personal responsibility on his show all the time? Interesting.
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