Democrats attack Supreme Court’s legitimacy after Kavanaugh confirmation

By Peter Hasson

Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation to the U.S. Supreme Court has Democrats and liberal activists who opposed his confirmation coalescing around their next strategy: attacking the legitimacy of the nation’s highest court.

The Senate on Saturday officially voted to confirm Kavanaugh by a vote of 50-48. Kavanaugh’s confirmation process was derailed over the past month by a series of sexual misconduct allegations that Democrats used to demand President Donald Trump withdraw Kavanaugh’s nomination.

Democrats used the controversy surrounding the allegations to undermine the Supreme Court’s legitimacy.

“Confirming Brett Kavanaugh in the face of credible allegations of sexual assault that were not thoroughly investigated, and his belligerent, partisan performance in last Thursday’s hearing undermines the legitimacy of the Supreme Court,” said California Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein.

“The damage done today will be enduring — to the United States Supreme Court [and] to our country,” Connecticut Democratic Sen. Richard Blumenthal wrote on Twitter.

Brian Fallon, executive director of Democratic dark money group Demand Justice, pushed a similar message.

Kavanaugh “will be an illegitimate justice, and his confirmation will mark a point of no return for the Supreme Court’s reputation as the one, apolitical branch of government,” Fallon told Reuters.

Even before the existence of Christine Blasey Ford’s allegation leaked to The Intercept on Sept. 12, Democrats were already laying the groundwork to attack Kavanaugh — and by extension, the Supreme Court — as illegitimate.

“This nomination process is illegitimate and so will be any Supreme Court with Brett Kavanaugh on it,” Fallon claimed on Aug. 10, without citing any evidence to support his claim that the process was “illegitimate.”

Democrats and liberal groups that same month used the guilty plea of Trump’s personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, to undermine Kavanaugh’s legitimacy.

The NAACP labeled Kavanaugh an “illegitimate nominee.”

“Kavanaugh may yet be confirmed, but this will make the [Supreme Court] fundamentally illegitimate,” claimed New York Times columnist Paul Krugman.

“He has been nominated by someone implicated, and all but named as a co-conspirator, in federal crimes,” Massachusetts Democratic Sen. Ed Markey said on Aug. 22.

“His nomination is tainted and should be considered illegitimate.”

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5 thoughts on “Democrats attack Supreme Court’s legitimacy after Kavanaugh confirmation

  1. The Left can’t stand the idea of a 5-4 Constitutional court,the recent hearings are a clear idea of what they think the law should be. Petty tyrants before have used similar laws that the left tried to force on this nation,the reason we have the Constitution we do is because of a monarchy that used the goals that the left proffered in the hearings,progressive or regressive .

  2. Who really cares what the DemocRATS think, after watching there steller performance
    on trying to” undermine ” the whole process in the Nomination for the Supreme Court.

    They tried every dirty trick in the book, including making their own witness look like a
    fool to the whole world …………. Pathetic Display.

    The Senate on Saturday officially voted to confirm Kavanaugh by a vote of 50-48, so
    let’s thank old Harry Reid for making the ” Nuclear Option ” available, Senator Mitch
    McConnell warned him it would come back to bite him ……… Karma is Good !!

    To all the virtuous DemocRATS Senators, I hope nothing falls out of your closets in
    the near future…….Karma is good.

  3. The amazing s**t fight is now over.

    To my “Liberal” “Democratic” friends I say ……you have hit your high water mark in the Kavanaugh fight [high sewerage mark, make that] And things for you are going to go sharply downhill from here. You will lose the upcoming mid-term election overwhelmingly, decisively. We will take our country back and restore it……many of your “leaders” and “heroes” and media darlings are going to prison, NO ONE…… is going to take our guns from us, nor the freedoms that those guns protect…..from here on out…….. Your media monopolies and censorship efforts will all be broken. Your BANKS will be demolished. You have ONE option: Apologize….and rejoin the great American experiment in freedom. Or go join some hand-holding, lock-step, dance circle somewhere else on the planet. Or on the moon.

  4. They believe the Supreme Court is illegitimate. I’ll counter that Congress is illegitimate, and so is the IRS, the ATF, the FBI and any Judge in any Court with which I disagree. See how that works? These jack-wagons currently count on the fact the populace will voluntarily follow all their edicts – what if that comes to a sudden, screeching halt? Hope they’ve got a well-stocked bunker somewhere.

  5. Be quiet BTL (Blumenthal The Liar) you should be permanently expelled from the Senate for committing the crime of Stolen Valor. Absolute disgraceful unethical Shumer, Feinstein, Blumenthal, all of them for doing what they’ve done these past weeks just for power disgusting Demagogues, leaders of an Ideology that is anti America anti American & anti Individual Freedoms and Rights granted by God. All these politicians forget their power comes from the American people.

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