According to constitutional law professor Laurence Tribe, Brett Kavanaugh’s “blatant partisanship and personal animosity towards liberals” would require that he recuse himself from so many high-profile cases that he could not possibly be “an effective member of the Supreme Court.” Thus we have yet another argument against his confirmation from a liberal who was undoubtedly a no on Kavanaugh from the moment President Trump nominated him.
In the New York Times, Tribe writes that Kavanaugh disqualified himself from consideration when he displayed anger and hostility towards Democrats in his testimony last Thursday.
“His intemperate personal attacks on members of the Senate Judiciary Committee and his partisan tirades against what he derided as a conspiracy of liberal political enemies guilty of a ‘calculated and orchestrated political hit’ do more than simply display a strikingly injudicious temperament,” Tribe writes. “They disqualify him from participating in a wide range of the cases that may come before the Supreme Court: cases involving individuals or groups that Judge Kavanaugh has now singled out, under oath and in front of the entire nation, as implacable adversaries.”
This is too rich. The Democrats started trying to destroy this man’s reputation the day after President Trump selected him. He was a Bush-era partisan. He was a degenerate gambler. He spent too much money on baseball tickets. He was a proponent of letting the President of the United States break the law in any way he deems fit. He was so virulently anti-abortion that “millions” would die should he be nominated to the court. And then, when none of that insanity worked, they brought out the big guns.
And so it is that, after stooping to lows previously unplumbed in American politics, Democrats have the temerity to say that Kavanaugh is disqualified from consideration because…he is angry about it? How can anyone say this with a straight face?
Well, Tribe is the guy who once tried to sell readers on a scheme that would have seen Hillary Clinton replace Trump as president, so we can safely assume he’s a few nickels short of a dollar.
“Judge Kavanaugh’s attacks on identifiable groups — Democrats, liberals, ‘outside left-wing opposition groups’ and those angry ‘about President Trump and the 2016 election’ or seeking ‘revenge on behalf of the Clintons’ — render it inconceivable that he could ‘administer justice without respect to persons,’ as a Supreme Court justice must swear to do, when groups like Planned Parenthood, the NRDC Action Fund, the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, Naral Pro-Choice America or the American Civil Liberties Union appear as parties or file briefs on behalf of plaintiffs and defendants,” Tribe writes.
How wonderfully convenient. After all, the only reason Democrats fear Kavanaugh so much is that he could be the deciding vote on cases involving abortion, anti-Trump lawsuits, and other liberal folderol. If we can simply neuter him in all of those instances, we win!
These people are truly unhinged.