TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) Posts on a Kansas judges Twitter feed that included vulgar language and criticism of President Donald Trump prompted Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly to withdraw his nomination Tuesday for the states second-highest court and raised concerns about her vetting process.
Labette County District Judge Jeffry Jack also faced questions about whether he should remain on the trial-court bench in southeast Kansas. The Senates top leader said the states judicial ethics commission should review his conduct, and Kansans for Life, a politically influential anti-abortion group, called on him to resign.
Jack maintained in a statement that his tweets expressed anti-violence, anti-discrimination and anti-hypocrisy views and non-partisan personal opinions that do not affect his work on the bench. He declined to comment on the calls for his resignation and a review of his conduct.
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