The American Bar Association has released their latest ratings on judicial nominees. DC Appeals Court Judge and Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh received a unanimous “Well Qualified” rating, the highest the ABA has to offer.
This rating is considered by those in the legal field to be the gold standard of ratings. It gives Democrats very little room to find ground on why they oppose Kavanaugh’s nomination. But plenty of Democrat senators have already promised to vote against Kavanaugh.
Senator Cory Booker said support for Kavanaugh makes one “complicated in the evil.” What “evil” exactly? Senator Kamala Harris promised to oppose Kavanaugh minutes after President Trump made the nomination public. How could she know so much so soon? And Senator Bob Casey promised to oppose whoever Trump nominated, before the nomination was known. Is that the appropriate role of a senator? Those three, including Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, have kept up their sky-is-falling rhetoric when talking about Kavanaugh.
Two years ago Al Franken embarrassed himself with his ridiculous line of questioning during Neil Gorsuch’s confirmation hearing. Kavanaugh’s confirmation hearing will begin on Tuesday and without Franken, who is gone after resigning due to being a pervert, we predict Booker and Harris will compete with each other for the most ridiculous grandstanding performance. Their disrespect will likely set a new low for the confirmation process. But why should they even be given time to ask Kavanaugh questions? They already know how they will vote. They refused to meet with him, so why should they be given time to question him? Let the other senators who haven’t made-up their mind yet offer questions.
A solid judicial record, ten years of publicly available opinions, and the unanimous ABA “Well Qualified” rating make Judge Brett Kavanaugh a fine nominee for the Supreme Court of the United States. He deserves respect in his hearing and he deserves to be confirmed.