Democrats up in arms about confirming Supreme Court justice nominee Brett Kavanaugh conveniently have a selective memory.
Democrat lawmakers are calling for a delay in Kavanaugh’s confirmation in light of Michael Cohen’s plea deal and Paul Manafort’s conviction, claiming that President Donald Trump has been “implicated in a criminal plot.”
All 10 @JudiciaryDems: “Given the possibility of criminal wrongdoing by the President, doubts that Judge Kavanaugh believes a president can even be investigated, and the unprecedented lack of transparency regarding this nominee’s record, we should not move forward with hearings.” pic.twitter.com/gCmbz661pV
— Vanita Gupta (@vanitaguptaCR) August 24, 2018
But while the lawmakers and Trump critics are demanding a confirmation postponement until special counsel Robert Mueller’s more than one-year long investigation is complete, they have chosen to forget that former President Bill Clinton had both of his nominated justices approved while he was under investigation himself.
Clinton was under criminal investigation in the Whitewater scandal when he nominated Ruth Bader Ginsburg to fill Justice Byron White’s seat in 1993. Just 42 days later, Ginsburg was confirmed almost unanimously.
And there were no calls to delay again in 1994, when Clinton was under subpoena and he nominated Justice Stephen Breyer who the Senate confirmed with a 87-9 vote.
“Clinton appointed not one, but two, Supreme Court Justices while he was under investigation.,” Thomas Jipping, Deputy Director of the Edwin Meese III Center for Legal and Judicial Studies, wrote. “The second appointment came while he was actually ‘under subpoena.’ If Democrats care as much about precedent as they pretend, this one blows their Mueller-Kavanaugh argument out of the water.”
Judge Kavanaugh’s refusal to say a POTUS must comply w a duly issued subpoena & Mr Cohen’s implication of POTUS in a federal crime make the danger of Kavanaugh’s nomination to the SCOTUS abundantly clear.
It’s a game changer & Chairman Grassley should delay confirmation hearings
— Chuck Schumer (@SenSchumer) August 22, 2018
Democrats have been clamoring for a delay in Kavanaugh’s confirmation, grasping at whatever excuses they can find to thwart Trump’s US Supreme Court pick.
The President of the United States has been implicated in a criminal plot to violate campaign finance laws & influence the outcome of an election. Under no circumstances should we be considering his nomination of Judge Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court in just one week.
— Richard Blumenthal (@SenBlumenthal) August 22, 2018
Kavanaugh hearing must be immediately postponed so Judiciary Committee can continue vital investigation of Trump campaign criminality & obstruction of justice.
— Richard Blumenthal (@SenBlumenthal) August 22, 2018
This President is an unindicted co-conspirator in a felony criminal investigation and should not have the ability to appoint someone to a lifetime position on the Supreme Court. Kavanaugh’s hearing should be delayed until the investigation is resolved. pic.twitter.com/XosxY9DQ9q
— Kamala Harris (@KamalaHarris) August 22, 2018
As of yesterday, the President is now the equivalent of an unindicted co-conspirator in a criminal act. Kavanaugh must not be considered until the Mueller investigation is complete. To do otherwise would taint the legitimacy of the Supreme Court.
— Senator Jeff Merkley (@SenJeffMerkley) August 22, 2018
History will not look kindly on rushing through a Supreme Court nominee chosen by a president facing significant legal liability and seeking to obstruct a criminal investigation of his wrongdoing. Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination should NOT be considered now.
— Sen Dianne Feinstein (@SenFeinstein) August 23, 2018
Some lawmakers declared they would not even meet with the nominee.
Thank you, Senators. #STOPKavanaugh
— Alyssa Milano (@Alyssa_Milano) August 22, 2018
I will not meet with Judge Kavanaugh. Here are my reasons why: pic.twitter.com/dBAlC5qJGO
— Richard Blumenthal (@SenBlumenthal) August 23, 2018
Yet many of those same lawmakers pompously declaring they would not meet with Kavanaugh because of the week’s developments and the Mueller probe were probably not going to vote for him anyway, as some have noted.
“Let’s be honest, these Senate Democrats oppose Trump’s every policy, nomination, decision, thought, word, and deed. So does it surprise anyone that senators who are unalterably opposed to the president and to his judicial nominees would scrounge around for some way to interfere with the Kavanaugh confirmation process?” Jipping wrote.
“I won’t meet with Kavanaugh” are bold statements mostly coming from Senate offices that had already announced their opposition to him.
All hat and no cattle.
— John Noonan (@noonanjo) August 23, 2018
Despite Kavanaugh’s impressive record, Democrats continue to refuse to look at hundreds of opinions he wrote or joined in his years on the U.S. Court of Appeals as they try to disrupt the nomination process.
DONATE TO BIZPAC REVIEW
Please help us! If you are fed up with letting radical big tech execs, phony fact-checkers, tyrannical liberals and a lying mainstream media have unprecedented power over your news please consider making a donation to BPR to help us fight them. Now is the time. Truth has never been more critical!
- ‘This is big’: Elon Musk promises release of free speech suppression docs - November 29, 2022
- ‘Are we next?!’ Kilmeade breaks down shady FBI actions, concludes Trump justified in his outrage - August 30, 2022
- Grandfather throws down with aggressive kangaroo that attacked his dogs, but who really won? - June 4, 2022
We have no tolerance for comments containing violence, racism, profanity, vulgarity, doxing, or discourteous behavior. If a comment is spam, instead of replying to it please click the ∨ icon below and to the right of that comment. Thank you for partnering with us to maintain fruitful conversation.