Andrew Napolitano slammed the mistreatment of Brett Kavanaugh and suggested President Donald Trump has a recourse for appointing his Supreme Court nominee if a confirmation attempt fails.
“Tell you what Donald Trump can do if this fails — he has recess appointment power. If Mitch McConnell recesses the Senate for 10 minutes he can put Brett Kavanaugh on the Supreme Court for four years without Senate confirmation,” Napolitano said on Fox Business Network’s “Mornings with Maria” on Monday.
“I don’t know that Brett Kavanaugh wants to do this. This is real hard ball. He’d have to give up his present lifetime seat in order to do it,” Napolitano added. “The president has that power.”
Earlier he stated that the attacks against Kavanaugh were all about keeping abortion legalized, as he spoke with the panel about the latest accusations against the Supreme Court nominee by a former Yale University classmate alleging he exposed himself to her during a dorm party decades ago.
Deborah Ramirez spoke out in a report by Ronan Farrow and Jane Mayer published in The New Yorker, despite admitting that there were “significant gaps” in her memory because she was drunk at the time.
Kavanaugh and the White House issued statements refuting the accusations and labeling the report “a smear, plain and simple.” The White House Press Office issued a lengthy statement highlighting portions of the report and rebutting the claims made by Ramirez.
“The left is consumed with doing anything necessary to maintain Roe vs Wade,” Napolitano said Monday.
He pointed to the attacks on Kavanaugh in order to keep him from affecting any changes to the landmark abortion case, but “at the price of destroying his reputation and impairing his wife and destroying his child and making anybody think ‘Is this what I have to go through to elevate myself to a higher court in the land?'”
“Is this what the founding fathers intended, is this any way to confirm a Supreme Court justice?” he asked. “Is this any way to confirm a Supreme Court Justice?”
Host Maria Bartiromo felt the attacks by Democrats were motivated purely out of their animosity towards Trump and their efforts to keep him from putting anyone else on the Supreme Court, calling out the “constant fighting and trying to take down Republicans” evidenced in their actions.
“Each side has a bullet that it can shoot,” Napolitano concluded.
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