Sexual assault is a severe offense for which the law should hold those responsible accountable to the utmost degree possible. However, Michael Delaney, who is the president’s choice for a federal judgeship, does not appear to agree with this viewpoint.
Delaney, who was the headmaster of St. Paul’s School, was complicit in the cover-up of a sexual assault. He worked to protect the victim’s identity while simultaneously failing to report the assault to the police. Simply said, this is unacceptable.
What’s even more concerning is that despite Delaney’s obvious lack of judgment in this case, Senators Jeanne Shaheen and Maggie Hassan of New Hampshire have both stated their support for his nomination. This only serves to demonstrate their greater interest in obtaining political favors than in upholding morality.
It’s time for Senators Hassan and Shaheen to renounce their support for Michael Delaney and act morally. He is unsuitable to be a judge, and having him on the bench will only further destroy the public’s confidence in our legal system.