Future Nominees Could Face Attacks Even More Withering than those Against Kavanaugh
- As we now know, Justice Kavanaugh's
confirmation battle was so vicious,
it's become a majorelection for both sides.
Well, what happens next time?
Will the process stay thesame or may get even worse?
Constitutional law attorney, Jenna Ellis,
watched the latest confirmationprocess with dismay.
- To see how just incrediblyevil the process was
and to see just the screaming
and the interruptions of the Senate.
- [Paul] Policy analyst Jeff Hunt
of Colorado Christian Universityalso found it disturbing.
It was clear all throughoutthe Kavanaugh hearings.
Where they're banging on thedoors of US Supreme Court,
they're in violent protests.
- [Paul] Hunt and Ellisbelieve pro-abortion forces
attacked so furiouslybecause of their panic
about what a conservative majority
on the court might do to Roe versus Wade.
- Women want to have theso-called right to choose
and Kavanaugh is representing everything
that the left fears.
- This was really justabout stopping somebody
who might be pro-life who would look
at the Constitution inan original intent way.
- [Paul] That's why a Conservative
like Judge Amy Coney Barrett,
a known pro-life catholicand constitutionalist,
could face even worseattacks if nominated.
A number of senatorsmade her faith an issue
during her confirmation toa federal appeals court.
- She's a woman and so theattack will be different.
But she's a very openly faith-based woman,
she's a mom, she's very pro-life.
And as Senator Feinstein said,
the dogma lies loudly within you.
That's gonna be partially the attack
and that's type of political animosity
really has no place in ourconfirmation hearing process.
- [Paul] Hunt says Barrett or any other
pro-life constitutionalistwill likely face an onslaught
from the left in the Senate and media.
- They want to stop them because
of their judicial philosophy.
And so with Amy, you get someone
who looks at the Constitution and wants
to interpret the Constitution according
to its original intent.
But they're gonna throw everything
they possibly can to stop it.
- [Paul] Writer DavidCarter recently observed
on the conservative website richochet.com,
"The attempted wholesaledestruction of Brett Kavanaugh,
"consisting as it did oflurid fact-free allegations
"of the worse kind,ultimately revealed itself
"to be nothing less than adesperate attempt to keep off
"of the Supreme Courtanyone who might demonstrate
"fidelity to the Constitution as written."
And David French wrote in National Review,
"many of his Kavanaugh'saccusers were operating
"in blatant, obvious bad faith.
"They were willing, eagereven, to destroy him
"to keep him off the Supreme Court."
- That's horrible.
We are better as asociety and as a country
than just trying to seek to destroy
someone's reputation solelyto win political battles.
- [Paul] Anyone's faith issupposed to be off-limits
when they're considered for public office.
But people's faith has come under attack
more and more these days.
Even Pastor Andrew Brunsonpraying at the White House
after his release from Turkey.
- A couple of the senators remarking
how it was so great that he prayed
with President Trump in the Oval Office.
There was a lot of twitter attacks
against a couple of senators for saying
as a senator and in the Oval Office,
there's a separation of church and state.
I mean they're trying tomake this the new norm.
- [Paul] What can people offaith do to battle this trend?
Ellis says one of the mostimportant ways is to vote
or you may see your rights decay.
- If we don't speak truth into our culture
and we don't make sure thatwe are electing the people
to best represent and protectour rights in the midterms
and in 2020 and beyond, then yes,
we're going to start seeing that.
And we need to be involved in our families
and our churches but alsoin our civil society.
We are members of America and we need
to make sure that we participate.
- Voting in those midtermsis already happening
across the country and the final day
to vote is Election Dayitself, November 6th.
Paul Strand, CBN News, the Supreme Court.