Inside the Democrats' Crusade to Turn SCOTUS Pick Brett Kavanaugh into the Boogieman
- Judge Brett Kavanaughmay have officially secured
the nomination but hisbattle to reach the bench
is far from over.
While Republicans sing his praises--
- And I think that JudgeKavanaugh is just gonna be
a good, objective, balanced judge.
- [Abigail] Many Democratsalready playing another tune.
They claim he'll join adecision that takes away
health insurance from peoplewith pre-existing conditions
or protect the President againstthe Mueller investigation.
- This is extremely dangerous.
- [Abigail] Thomas Jippingof the Heritage Foundation
tells CBN News he doesn'texpect much serious evaluation
of Judge Kavanaugh from Democrats.
- They'll pick a certain opinionor they'll speculate about
what Judge Kavanaugh mightdo on a particular issue.
This is really thoughabout their dislike for
President Trump, that'sreally what it comes down to.
- [Abigail] Another issue theopposition will press them on
is whether he wouldmaintain Roe versus Wade,
which as a judge, heshouldn't have to answer.
- They know they'regonna be asking questions
that they can't answerand then they'll say,
"Well, he won't answer their question."
But anybody who follows this process,
I've been on the judiciarycommittee for about
three and a half yearsnow, we know that those are
out of bounds for any nominee to answer.
- [Abigail] Senator BenSasse praised Kavanaugh's
strong credentials,adding that something is
clearly broken in our Republic
when there is already thismuch protest over him.
- They have signs printedup for all four of the
different people that might've been picked
so that they could havetheir mad libs protest.
Use your sharpie and fill in who the
devil's gonna be that's gonnasupposedly end the world
before the person's even been picked.
- [Abigail] Sasse saysstrong politicization
of Supreme Court nomineesdeeply concerns him.
- The Democrats who areparticipating in this charade
know that this is bad for the republic,
but they've just sopoliticized the process
that they can't get out of the cycle.
- [Abigail] Since SenatorJohn McCain's health
is keeping him in Arizona,one Republican vote
against Kavanaugh couldkill the nomination.
The GOP is praying for unitywhile hoping to see support
from a few red state Democrats.
- I think the President'smade a great appointment,
a great nomination.
- Despite the long road ahead,
leader McConnell feelsconfident they'll have
Kavanaugh confirmed beforethe mid term elections.
Reporting from Capitol Hill,Abigail Robertson, CBN News.