A judge that Biden nominated to sit on the District of Columbia District Court came under fire after it was revealed that he released a man on bail who went on to murder a 10-year-old.
As a result, his nomination never came to a vote in the Democrat-held Senate and expired in the 117th Congress.
The refusal to vote on Edelman’s nomination was supported by at least one Democrat on the Committee, as Democrats hold a majority on the Senate Judiciary Committee.
Judge Todd Edelman faced tough questions from the Senate Judiciary Committee last month concerning his bail policy after he released Christian Wingfield, a repeat offender, and he went on to murder a child.
Senate Marsha Blackburn (R-Tn.), who sits on the Committee, asked Edelman why he released Wingfield after multiple arrests for illegally possessing a firearm and discharging it.
After Edelman made the controversial decision to release Wingfield on bail, he later plead guilty to voluntary manslaughter in connection with the murder of a child.
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Judge Todd Edelman was nominated by President Biden in September to serve on the U.S. District Court of Washington, D.C. Edelman currently sits on the district’s Superior Court, where he presided over a case involving Christian Wingfield.
Wingfield was awaiting trial for illegal possession of a firearm when Edelman released Wingfield with a GPS monitoring ankle bracelet.
Shortly after his release, Wingfield was involved in the murder of a 10-year-old boy, Davon McNeal, July 4, 2020, while attending a “stop-the-violence” cookout.
Edelman was questioned about his decision to release Wingfield in his nomination hearing by the Senate Judiciary Committee last month.
A committee vote to advance Edelman’s nomination to the full Senate for a final vote never took place after his hearing, likely meaning that at least one Democrat was not a sure vote in the affirmative.