I was pretty sure that, once Trump University case Judge Gonzalo Curiel was discovered to be a member of a La Raza-affiliated group, that would be the worst thing that could be disclosed about him.
So imagine my surprise when we found out that there was another group he was a member of that should have disqualified him!
Yes, Judge Curiel is a man of surprises. It seems that he’s also a member of the Hispanic National Bar Association. It sounds pretty harmless, until you look at what the organization has been saying about Donald Trump.
Here’s a statement from the HNBA that one radio host reminded social media users about:
“TheHispanic National Bar Association represents the interests of nearly 54million Hispanics/Latinos in the United States, which is approximately 17% of the U.S. population,” the statement began. “By his recent derogatory remarks about Mexican immigrants, Donald Trump’s disrespect of such a large segment of the population of America is not only unbelievable, but outright wrong.
“His comment that Mexico only sends rapists and criminals to the United States reveals a racist nature that cannot and will not go unnoticed by the Hispanic National Bar Association nor the Latino community,” it added.
Trump never said any such thing, of course. But what do you expect from a group of lawyers, the truth?
“Those who seek our highest public office should attempt to engage all Americans, not divide us,” the statement continued. “His comments are clearly divisive and racist and do nothing to promote equality and justice for all. Trump’s statements reveal a bias that all Americans should reject and respond to accordingly. We cannot stand silent and allow Trump to promote such racist and discriminatory behavior. This is the time for all Americans to take a stand against his insensitive, offensive and untrue statements.
“The HNBA calls for a boycott of all Trump business ventures, including golf courses, hotels and restaurants,” the statement concluded. “We can and will make a difference.”
There you have it — the judge hearing a case on one of Donald Trump’s businesses is a proud member of a group that believes in boycotting Donald Trump’s businesses.
If Curiel were a juror in a case involving Trump’s organizations and he held such views, he would be immediately excused. He is, instead, a judge, and there have been no calls from the left for him to recuse himself.
It’s time for Judge Curiel to step down, no questions asked — not because of his race or background, but because of his bias.