It’s a bitter shame that Judge Brett Kavanaugh feels the need to defend himself at this late stage in the nomination process when he has done nothing wrong. There’s absolutely no credible evidence from 36 years ago or from that period forward that he ever sexually assaulted anyone. Quite the contrary, his history has been exemplary.
Kavanaugh wrote a scathing op-ed for the Wall Street Journal just hours before the procedural vote today. In it, he decried what he described as “vicious” attacks against him while admitting he “might have been too emotional” during his hearing on Capitol Hill last week. Well, heck, who wouldn’t be emotional when having their lives and their family’s lives destroyed all in the name of partisan politics?
“I was very emotional last Thursday, more so than I have ever been. I might have been too emotional at times,” Kavanaugh wrote. “I know that my tone was sharp, and I said a few things I should not have said. I hope everyone can understand that I was there as a son, husband, and dad. I testified with five people foremost in my mind: my mom, my dad, my wife, and most of all my daughters.”
I have rarely felt more strongly than I have for Brett Kavanaugh and the injustice that has been dealt him. What has been done to him and his family by the left is abhorrent and unspeakable.
I think of these trumped up lies and how his children will suffer in school and how his wife must weep every night because of a shame that was not earned and should never have happened. It’s downright evil. It’s Clarence Thomas all over again, only worse.
The left was quick to criticize Kavanaugh as not being fit for the high court because he got emotional. Personally, I want a constitutional originalist on that court. I also want someone with a heart and who actually has emotions. Not just delusions of power and corruption.
At times, Kavanaugh was openly angry and tearful over these heinous allegations. If he hadn’t responded the way he did, I would have thought something was wrong with him. You should never apologize for righteous anger when called for and raw emotion when it is obviously appropriate.
From Fox News:
“Kavanaugh described his testimony as “forceful and passionate” — “because I forcefully and passionately denied the allegation against me.”
“At times, my testimony — both in my opening statement and in response to questions — reflected my overwhelming frustration at being wrongly accused, without corroboration, of horrible conduct completely contrary to my record and character,” the judge wrote. “My statement and answers also reflected my deep distress at the unfairness of how this allegation has been handled.”
“In the op-ed, Kavanaugh stood firm in his assertion that, if confirmed, he’d be a trusted associate justice, writing that the U.S. could count on him “to be the same kind of judge and person I have been for my entire 28-year legal career: hardworking, even-keeled, open-minded, independent and dedicated to the Constitution and the public good.”
“As a judge, I have always treated colleagues and litigants with the utmost respect. I have been known for my courtesy on and off the bench. I have not changed. I will continue to be the same kind of judge I have been for the last 12 years,” the judge wrote.
“Kavanaugh concluded that if he’s confirmed by the Senate to the vacant seat on the bench, he “will keep an open mind in every case and always strive to preserve the Constitution of the United States and the American rule of law.”
“Kavanaugh’s op-ed follows recent comments from retired Supreme Court Associate Justice John Paul Stevens on the confirmation process. Stevens said that while he previously supported Kavanaugh’s nomination, he sees the judge differently now “for reasons that have no relationship to his intellectual ability.”
“I feel his performance in the hearings ultimately changed my mind,” Stevens said, noting that he believes “there’s merit to that criticism” about Kavanaugh’s temperament disqualifying him from the court, and that “senators should really pay attention to that.'”
As for retired Supreme Court Associate Justice John Paul Stevens, the man has gone full-blown Marxist in my opinion and I don’t respect his view of Kavanaugh in the least. Stevens did not like Kavanaugh from the start here. He’s a leftist through and through.
Any minute now, the Senate is expected to take a key procedural vote to end the debate on Kavanaugh’s nomination. After that, tomorrow will come the vote to confirm. It can’t come soon enough and I pray for Kavanaugh to prevail here.