GOP leaders oppose nomination of SE Kansas judge to appeals court

They cite Jeffrey Jack's tweets
GOP leaders oppose nomination of SE Kansas judge to appeals court

Kansas Senate President Susan Wagle and another key Republican say Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly’s nomination of a of Labette County district judge for the state Court of Appeals should be withdrawn.

Wagle and Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Rick Wilborn said Monday that they oppose Kelly’s nomination of trial court judge Jeffry Jack. They cited tweets and retweets criticizing President Trump and expressing support for gun control and abortion rights.

Kelly spokeswoman Ashley All called the Twitter posts “troubling” and said the governor’s office is looking into them.

Wagle predicted the GOP-controlled Senate would not confirm Jack.

Jack has been a Labette County district judge since 2005. Kelly nominated him Friday for an open seat on the state’s second-highest court.

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