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Brett Kavanaugh, unmasked!

Putting aside, for the moment, the believable allegations of sexual assault, his lies (under oath), and the "belligerent drunk" we now know him to have been in both high school and college, Brett Kavanaugh does not belong on the Supreme Court for two reasons: temperament and partisanship.

During last week's hearings, Judge Kavanaugh displayed arrogance, rage, and a shocking disdain for his questioners – several U.S. Senators.

He totally lacks the temperament required of a Supreme Court Justice – or any judge, for that matter.

And he broadcast to the world that, years after serving in the Bush White House, he is still a partisan operative. Brett Kavanaugh revealed that he is incapable of independently assessing cases in the Supreme Court that involve the Trump Administration. (It is bad enough that we have to worry about his lack of impartiality when it comes to the important cases before the D.C. Circuit Court on which he currently sits – with a lifetime appointment.)

Democratic Attorneys General have been bringing lawsuits in the courts to reverse the worst of Trump's agenda, from rolling back environmental protections to reproductive health limits to immigration injustice. We have generally been fortunate to have had judges who consider our cases follow the rule of law without bias or partisanship.

After last week's intemperate, partisan display, we should all be gravely concerned about Judge Kavanaugh's aggressively demonstrated bias against Democrats.

Brett Kavanaugh's nomination must be withdrawn. The Supreme Court and the American people deserve better.


Posted on October 4, 2018.
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