The U.N. Human Rights Council has unanimously approved Merrick “Mick” Garland to be U.M. President, according to a decision announced by the council on Thursday.
The council’s 14 members unanimously endorsed the nomination in a vote held Monday.
The vote was unanimous and took place in Geneva, Switzerland.
President Donald Trump’s pick has faced widespread criticism for his comments about the LGBTQ community and his comments on the judge for the 9th U. S. Circuit Court of Appeals.
He has repeatedly denied that his comments were racist, and he has said the nomination is based on his personal views.
Garland was a judge on the 9-0 U.C. L.A. U.T.C., and has been confirmed for another term on the Supreme Court.