Dale Ho is out … for now

Dale Ho is out … for now

Dale Ho is out … for now

Though his nomination may have been temporarily withdrawn, concerns remain about one of President Biden's picks for federal judge.

The Heritage Foundation's Hans von Spakovsky recently told American Family Radio's "Sandy Rios in the Morning" program Dale Ho (pictured above) from the ACLU "has got to be one of the worst individuals I think ever nominated for a federal judgeship in the entire history of the United States."

And that, he added, is saying a lot.

Ho, who has served as the director of the American Civil Liberties Union's (ACLU) Voting Rights Project since 2013, was nominated for the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York.

During a nomination hearing last year, Senator John Kennedy (R-Louisiana) -- noting Ho's tweets and comments criticizing conservatives -- expressed his concerns about the nomination:

Kennedy: "I think you're an angry man, and I really have great concerns about voting for you. We don't need federal judges who are angry; we need federal judges who are fair and can see both points of view."

Ho has also been criticized for his controversial opinions involving voter ID requirements.

"All of us are against voter fraud, right," Ho posed at a 2015 event in Wisconsin. "The question that I think we have to ask ourselves is whether or not the mechanism that we're using to try to prevent this problem is appropriate to the task. I'm against cancer, but I don't think everyone in this room should get chemotherapy."

von Spakovsky, Hans (Heritage) von Spakovsky

The Biden administration has temporarily withdrawn the nomination, which is something von Spakovsky said "often happens in a situation like this."

But he continued to explain that the presidents will resubmit the nomination if they believe actions are a little more favorable or have somehow become more favorable in the Senate.

"So, this has not gone away," von Spokovsky warned. "And there's no way that [Ho] would ever pay attention to the Constitution or the actual law."