Mocked Federal Judge Nominee Matthew Peterson Withdraws Nomination

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Matthew Petersen, President Donald Trump‘s district court nominee who struggled to answer basic legal questions at his confirmation hearing last week, has withdrawn his nomination, CNN is reporting.

Petersen, who was up for a lifetime appointment on the US District Court for the District of Columbia, struggled to answer basic questions during an exchange with Sen. John Kennedy, a Louisiana Republican. The exchange went viral after Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, a Rhode Island Democrat, tweeted a link to the five-minute long exchange.

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