The Democrats are now using a different argument to justify their opposition to confirming Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court. First, it was the fact that his name is “Brett,” which apparently sounds too much like a frat boy name. Then, they attacked him for his stance on Roe v. Wade, even though he already stated it is “settled law.” Then, they claimed that Kavanaugh would protect President Trump because he believes — as many others do — that a sitting president cannot be indicted. So, what’s their new line of attack?
The Democrats are saying that Kavanaugh should not be confirmed because he was nominated by a president who is under investigation. That’s right. They somehow believe that the Russia investigation removes the president’s constitutionally-given authority to appoint Supreme Court justices.
But there is a fatal flaw in their argument: Trump isn’t the first president to appoint Supreme Court justice while under investigation.
Leftist Leaders Oppose Kavanaugh’s Nomination
Several leaders on the left have blasted Trump for nominating Kavanaugh. Of course, this was no surprise — if Trump said that he loves drinking water, millions of Democrats across the country would die of thirst to own the cons.
Multiple Democratic lawmakers took to Twitter to express their arguments against Kavanaugh’s nomination. Senator Kamala Harris (D-CA) tweeted: “Republicans have been rushing Kavanaugh’s hearing since day one. It’s time to slow down. These hearings must be delayed until the investigations into President Trump have been resolved.”
Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) also offered his two cents: “At a time when Trump is an unindicted co-conspirator in a crime, we shouldn’t confirm a Supreme Court justice picked up by Trump, who believes the president cannot be indicted or deposed,” he tweeted. “The Senate must postpone Kavanaugh’s hearings until the ongoing investigations are complete.”
Senator Dianne Feinstein also parroted the same argument as Sanders and Harris. “History will not look kindly on rushing through a Supreme Court nominee chosen by a president facing significant legal liability and seeking to obstruct a criminal investigation of his wrongdoing,” she tweeted. “Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination should NOT be considered now.”
But these three intrepid senators, along with many others on the left are forgetting one thing: President Bill Clinton appointed judges while he was under investigation.
Bill Clinton’s Supreme Court Appointments
In the early 1990s, President Clinton came under investigation for his real estate investments. This became known as the Whitewater scandal. It was this probe that led to the discovery of Clinton’s affair with former White House staffer Monica Lewinsky.
During the course of the Whitewater investigation, Clinton nominated both Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Stephen Breyer. Both of these justices were confirmed by the Senate.
Oppose Everything Trump
Let’s be clear. The Democrats are not opposing Kavanaugh because he has a frat boy name. They don’t really believe that he will repeal Roe v. Wade. They know their beloved Bill Clinton appointed justices while he was under investigation.
The Democrats are opposing Kavanaugh’s appointment for two reasons. First, they are hoping to delay his appointment until after the midterm elections when they believe they will have enough power to stop him from becoming a Supreme Court justice. The second reason is that he is Trump’s nominee, which automatically makes him a monster straight out of the pits of hell.
While it is unlikely that they will succeed in their efforts to block Trump’s nominee, their opposition reveals the fact that the Democrats still don’t have much of an agenda other than resisting every move of the Trump administration and pursuing a Democratic socialist revolution in the U.S. government. It’s not yet clear whether their efforts will pay off, but we will find out soon enough.