Sensenbrenner Statement on Nomination of Louis Butler as U.S. District Judge
Congressman Jim Sensenbrenner issued the following statement today, in response to President Obama nominating Louis B. Butler to serve as U.S. District Judge for the Western District of Wisconsin.
“I’m disappointed in the process the Obama Administration and Wisconsin’s two Senators took in the nomination of Louis B. Butler to serve as U.S. District Judge for the Western District of Wisconsin. Under the Bush administration, we showed great care and concern for these appointments and worked on them in a bipartisan way.
“Senator Kohl and Senator Feingold sent this nomination to the White House with no input from individuals on the other side of the aisle.
“The fact of the matter is that Mr. Butler lost a state-wide election, held by the people of Wisconsin, to continue serving on Wisconsin’s Supreme Court. Now, the man who was voted off the bench in Wisconsin is being given a promotion, a lifetime appointment and a pay raise. This is another example of the mismanaged way Washington is working under President Obama. The people of Wisconsin deserve better.”