VIDEO: Trump’s 9th Circuit nominee regrets comments about women, AIDS

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BY TEAM DML / MARCH 13, 2019 /

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President Trump’s pick for a California seat on the 9th Circuit apologized Wednesday for failing to disclose to the Senate dozens of articles he wrote in college, saying he regretted his youthful positions on sexual harassment, gays and AIDS.

California Sens. Dianne Feinstein and Kamala Harris had accused Los Angeles litigator Kenneth Kiyul Lee, 43, of hiding about 75 articles from the Senate Judiciary Committee, which heard testimony from Lee and another Trump nominee, Los Angeles appellate attorney Daniel P. Collins, 56.

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Many of Lee’s undisclosed writings touched on controversial topics, including affirmative action, politics on college campuses, abortion, gay rights and ebonics. Most were uncovered by journalists and the senators’ staff.

Politico reported the following:

During his confirmation hearing, Feinstein grilled Lee over an article he wrote in college that said “9 out of 10 people with AIDS are gay or drug users.” In response, Lee said that his views had changed over time.

“I absolutely would not write that today,” Lee said. “I truly regret writing that … Looking at that now, 26 years later, I am just embarrassed by it.”

“I’d like to think I’ve matured as a person over the last two and a half decades,” Lee said, explaining that what he wrote in college is a reflection of his lack of understanding and maturity.

Selected clips from the hearing, as well asthe full hearing, may be viewed below.

Feinstein comments on hearing:

Lee addresses documents:

Sen. Lindsay Graham (R-S.C.) comments:

Full hearing:

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