Dax Lopez: 'Divisive politics' sank federal judgeship

Dax Lopez's nomination was scuttled Wednesday after Republican Sen. David Perdue declined to back his appointment to the U.S. District Court in Atlanta. Perdue said he was "uncomfortable" with Lopez's participation in the Georgia Association of Latino Elected Officials after he became a DeKalb State Court judge.

Sen. Johnny Isakson said Thursday that he respected Perdue’s decision but is “disappointed that Judge Lopez won’t get a hearing.”

Lopez, too, said he was upset that he didn't get a chance to tell his side of the story in a "full and fair vetting process."

Here's Lopez's full statement:

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Greg Bluestein
Greg Bluestein
Greg Bluestein is a political reporter who covers the governor's office and state politics for The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.