Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) said on New York radio this weekend that Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh was an “extreme” member of the “far right” who would not represent the values and norms of the American people if he were to be confirmed to the court. More dangerously, warned Schumer, Kavanaugh would refuse to function as a check on President Trump’s power, permitting the White House all the “overreach” it wanted.
“The nominee is pretty far over,” Schumer said on 970 AM. “He presents himself as a family man and a basketball coach and all of that, but his views are quite far out there.”
Schumer then launched into a popular conspiracy theory on the left, which states that Trump selected Kavanaugh because he believed him to be the perfect line of protection from the Robert Mueller investigation (which Democrats still believe is actually going to find anything worth going to court about).
“But with a president who seems to want to overreach in terms of his power, Kavanaugh, of the list of 25, was the one who is most willing to allow a president to overreach,” Schumer said. “He said a president should never be investigated or subpoenaed in some of his writings. That’s wrong. We have rule of law.”
This is, once again, a misstatement of Kavanaugh’s views. By the way, the Democrats, when parroting this misleading point, never seem to mention that Kavanaugh was talking about the Ken Starr investigation of Bill Clinton. Interesting that they always seem to leave that part out. Interesting, too, that Kavanaugh has argued that a president under such scrutiny should be impeached from office – not that he should simply be above the law. We haven’t heard the Democrats emphasize that point, either.
But Schumer’s deceptive chronicle of Kavanaugh’s views are less ridiculous than his belief that the Democrats actually have a chance of derailing this nomination.
“If the American people truly believe that Kavanaugh would overturn Roe and undo healthcare, there will be a bipartisan majority, Democrats and Republicans, to defeat him,” he said. “Whether the hearings prove that sufficiently to people, we will see. I hope they do. I believe that, given what the president has said about his choices, that both those things are true.”
Yeah, well, we will see indeed. Not saying we don’t have our concerns about Susan Collins and Lisa Murkowski, both of whom will betray the party in a heartbeat, but we’re pretty sure that even they will not dare to make the biggest mistake in modern political history with a no vote on Kavanaugh. He’ll be confirmed, he’ll go to the Supreme Court, and we’re sure he will be a damned fine justice.
And then it will be time for Democrats to introduce the next manufactured “crisis” to get up in arms about.