HAVE TO WATCH: Trump judicial pick painfully unable to answer basic law questions

WASHINGTON (ABC NEWS) – A lawyer nominated by President Donald Trump to be a federal judge has become an internet sensation after having difficulty answering basic legal questions.

As of Friday morning, a video of Matthew Spencer Petersen struggling with questions from Sen. John Kennedy, a Louisiana Republican, had been viewed more than 3 million times.┬áPetersen, who serves on the Federal Election Commission, had difficulty answering questions about the “Daubert standard,” which has to do with expert witness testimony, and the definition of a “motion in limine,” which has to do with the introduction of evidence.

He acknowledged he has never tried a case or argued a motion in court. He said he last read the federal rules of evidence in law school.

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