Rubio blocks a just jurist

 

Sen. Marco Rubio’s decision to deny Judge William Thomas a federal judgeship is nothing less than personal weakness. He has altered the facts to justify his unfair action. One of the cases he relies upon as proof was the murder of Ana Maria Angel. For seven years I was the lead prosecutor of the five men who committed that vicious crime. So I ask, what did the judge do wrong?

The claim is that a tear came to his eye when he rightfully sentenced another human being to die for this crime. Would the senator prefer a judge who is unable to impose such a severe sentence? A judge who would cause another to die callously without being moved? Judge Thomas properly imposed the highest sentence under law — the penalty of death.

He did all the law could require, yet was decent enough to be touched by the nature of that most severe penalty. I applaud him as a person and judge.

Abraham Laeser, former chief assistant state attorney, Weston

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