Judicial Nominations: Getchell, Nominee to the Fourth Circuit, Withdraws

According to The Virginian-Pilot, E Duncan Getchell withdrew his name from being considered as a nominee for a seat on the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals.

Getchell recognized that political reality would prevent his nomination from being confirmed.

‘Recent press reports indicate that despite the support I have received, the Senate Democratic leadership will not allow a hearing to go forward and so, after prayerful consideration, I have determined to withdraw my name from consideration.’

I disagree that the Senate Democrats are to blame. In reality, the finger of accusation must point to the President.