The bribery case involving former NCGOP chairman Robin Hayes was slated to be heard by federal Judge (and Democrat) Max Cogburn — most famous for single-handedly legalizing gay marriage in North Carolina. Now, it appears that US District Judge Kenneth Bell — a REPUBLICAN and one of the newest federal judges on the bench — will hear the case.
*Sniff, sniff. Can you SMELL the home-cookin’? *
Bell ran unsuccessfully for the Fifth Congressional District in 1990 as a Republican. He was nominated to the federal bench by Donald Trump earlier this year. Bell was confirmed by the Senate and took his seat on the bench FIVE DAYS AGO.