Anyone who has been paying attention to politics knows that President Trump’s pick for the Supreme Court, Judge Brett Kavanaugh, is only receiving opposition because Trump picked him. Democrats have tried to say that is not the case. They argue that he’s extreme on issues and would set the country back to the 1800’s. With little chance of stopping him, top Democrat Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL) finally confirmed what most of us all knew already – they just don’t like Kavanaugh because Trump picked him.
During the hearing for Kavanaugh, Durbin explained that he is receiving harsh treatment because Democrats hate Donald Trump, and Trump nominated Kavanaugh.
Durbin said, “But over and above all of those things is this: You are the nominee of President Donald John Trump. This is a president who’s shown us consistently that he’s contemptuous of the rule of law. He has said and done things as president which we’d never seen before in our history. He has dismissed the head of the Federal Bureau of Investigation when he wouldn’t bend to his will,” Durbin said.
“He harasses and threatens his own attorney general on almost a daily basis in the exercise of his office, and I didn’t vote for Jeff Sessions, but I have to tell you, there should be some respect at least for the office that he serves in, and it’s that president who’s decided you are his man. You’re the person he wants on the Supreme Court. You are his personal choice, so are people nervous about this? Are they concerned about it? Of course they are,” he continued.
“I’m sure there’ll be a shower of tweets some time later in the day harassing people in the cabinet, people in the White House, maybe even dismissing them. And maybe he’ll go after me again. Be my guest, but the point I’m getting to is if you wonder why this reaction’s taking place is because of what’s happening in this country,” Senator Durbin said.
“There are many of us who are concerned about the future of this country and the future of democracy, and you are asking for a lifetime appointment to the highest court in the land where you will make decisions the deciding vote on things that’ll decide the course of history and where we are headed,” the senator said.
Nothing was really said about Kavanaugh or his qualificiations. Their opposition is simply tied to the fact that Kavanaugh was nominated by President Trump. So it really doesn’t matter who may get the next seat on the Supreme Court. If Trump nominates him or her, they will be the worst nominee in the history of Supreme Court nominees, according to Democrats.