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Senate Committee Votes Against Biden-Nominated Judge Who Allowed Male Rapist In Female Prison

The Senate Judiciary Committee voted Thursday against the nomination of a judicial nominee who would allow a male serial rapist who identifies as a woman to be housed in a women's prison.

President Joe Biden Nominations Sarah Netburn was nominated to the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York; I was blocked The Senate Judiciary Committee passed the bill by a vote of 10 to 11. August 2022, Netburn Recommendation A male inmate, William McClain, known as July Justin Shelby, was transferred to a women's prison despite his history of sexual offenses. according to To the Washington Free Beacon. (RELATED: Biden judicial nominee who sent biological male to women's prison says he's not qualified to define what a woman is)

Georgia Democratic Senator Jon Ossoff broke away from other Democrats to vote against Netburn.

“You get a 6-foot-2-inch serial rapist, a serial child rapist with male genitalia, and he says, 'Hey, I want to be in a women's prison,'” Republican Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas said during a committee hearing on Netburn's judicial confirmation in May. “And your answer was, 'I think that's great.'”

According to the Beacon, McClain was convicted in 1994 of sexually abusing a 9-year-old boy and raping a 17-year-old girl. McClain was released in 2015, but was later convicted of distributing child pornography in 2017.

McClain has reportedly sexually harassed female inmates at a women's prison. prisonThe Beacon reported. (Related article: Convicted child rapist put in women's prison after claiming to be transgender)

Federal prison officials opposed the transfer, but Netburn argued that concerns that the transfer “could be traumatic and dangerous” were “exaggerated,” The Beacon reported.

Pressed by Cruz during the committee hearing, Netburn referred to the male defendant as her “girlfriend” and said “everyone who is incarcerated has the right to feel safe in their own space.”

“Looking at your record, it's clear that your political ideology is far more important than the rights of the women you have endangered,” Cruz said during the committee hearing. “I believe you're an extremist. I don't believe you're fit to be a judge.”

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