Biden abandons plan to nominate anti-abortion judge in Kentucky

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By Nate Raymond (Reuters) -President Joe Biden no longer plans to nominate a Republican who has opposed abortion restrictions to become a federal judge in Kentucky because Republican Senator Rand Paul of that state has declined to support him, the White House said on Friday. Biden’s decision to drop Chad Meredith from consideration came after progressives and abortion-rights supporters came out strongly against the nominee, who had the backing of Republican Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky. “In considering potential District Court nominees, the White House learned that Senato…

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