‘Fundamentally illegitimate’: Paul Krugman drags Kavanaugh into Cohen smoking gun fantasy

Liberals readily acknowledge that when it comes to their blood feud with President Donald Trump, the Supreme Court is the big prize at stake.

New York Times columnist Paul Krugman proved as much when he responded to a tweet from Times colleague Charles Blow questioning how the confirmation process for Trump’s pick for the Supreme Court, Brett Kavanaugh, can go forward in light of Michael Cohen implicating the president in Tuesday’s guilty plea.

But Krugman’s liberal zeal got the better of him when he reluctantly recognized that Kavanaugh will likely be confirmed, but then declared this would make the Supreme Court “fundamentally illegitimate.”

“Yes. Kavanaugh may yet be confirmed, but this will make the SC fundamentally illegitimate,” he tweeted.

So much for the presumption of innocence.

Cohen pleading guilty to eight criminal counts came the same day Trump’s former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, was convicted of eight counts of tax and bank fraud.

And while Manafort’s conviction didn’t implicate the president, Cohen said he made illegal campaign contributions “in coordination and at the direction of a candidate for federal office” — that candidate being Trump.

The “contributions” being payouts to porn star Stormy Daniels and former Playboy model Karen McDougal, who claim to have had affairs with Trump.

As Noah Rothman noted, Krugman’s tweet was more “an expression of angst” than it was a serious thought.


Here’s a sampling of other responses that shows how unhinged and “dangerous” Krugman and the “Resistance” have become in their Trump hate.


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