Senate Democrats may not have the numbers to kill President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nomination. Still, they are going to do their best to grill Brett Kavanaugh on two of the left’s staple policies, abortion, and Obamacare.
While their goal is to force Kavanaugh into committing to uphold the two SCOTUS decisions that made both of those policies a possibility, it would be imprudent of any judge to deliberate on how he or she would vote in a hypothetical case before Congress. Why? Well, because of the “Ginsburg Rule,” which allowed then-Supreme Court nominee Ruth Bader Ginsburg to refuse to answer Senate Republicans in 1993 whenever they pressed her about her views.
In addition, the Model Code of Judicial Conduct prohibits any judge or judicial candidate from explicitly indicating how they would rule on any issue that may come before the courts. They are also not allowed to even create the appearance of partiality, making the very idea of forcing the current Supreme Court nominee to discuss his views an attempt at making the judge seem unethical.
Still, Democratic Senators don’t care about the rules. And what’s worse, they also don’t care about the real reasons why Kavanaugh would actually be a bad choice for the Supreme Court.
Opposition To Kavanaugh Has Nothing To Do With Protecting Rights
In an op-ed for Fox News, Judge Andrew Napolitano attacked the president for choosing Kavanaugh for accepting to “[cut] holes in the Fourth Amendment” and accepting “unlimited spying on innocent Americans by the National Security Agency because [he doesn’t] believe that the NSA is subject to the Constitution.”
In addition, Napolitano explained, Kavanaugh is also a big supporter of government regulating the healthcare system.
Still, Senate Democrats truly believe Kavanaugh is the devil in disguise.
“If Americans really knew what he intends to do to our republic, perhaps many more Americans would be speaking out against his nomination,” Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.) said.
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer even promised to make the question of whether the judge would uphold the Roe v. Wade abortion case ruling “key” during the hearings, with others like Sen. Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.) even questioning whether the Trump nominee would stand for healthcare regulation “protecting” women of color and veterans like herself.
Not one senator seemed worried about the future of our privacy and our actual rights upheld by the Fourth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution.
Whether Democrats want it or not, it would take a lot more than a protest to block Kavanaugh. But while they claim all efforts are valid because they want to educate the American public on what it means to confirm Kavanaugh, focusing on the judge’s abortion and health care views alone implies that what they are concerned about is pushing their agenda, not caring for Americans.
Just what politicians are supposed to do.