Democrat Leader Chuck Schumer Pressures Colleagues to Refuse to Meet With Brett Kavanaugh

Opinion   |   Gary Bauer   |   Jul 25, 2018   |   4:41PM   |   Washington, DC

Here’s a marker of just how polarized the confirmation process has become:  Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer is pressuring his colleagues to refuse meetings with Judge Kavanaugh.  How’s that for civility?

Nevertheless, at least three “Red State” Democrats are scheduling meetings with him.  Why?  Because polls show that voters in these states overwhelmingly want Kavanaugh confirmed.  Opposition peaks at just 34%.

Schumer is even invoking Watergate, wrongly implying that Kavanuagh disagreed with the Supreme Court’s 8-to-0 decision ordering Richard Nixon to surrender tape recordings of White House conversations.

Schumer ominously asked, “If Kavanaugh would have let Nixon off the hook, what is he willing to do for President Trump?”  But as the Wall Street Journal notes, Kavanaugh has on several occasions praised the court’s decision in U.S. v. Nixon.

As the Journal explains, Schumer is making outrageous demands for literally millions of documents from Kavanaugh’s time in the Bush Administration.  These documents have nothing to do with his legal philosophy.  Liberals are just stalling for time, hoping to run out the clock until after the November elections.

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And in a sign of utter desperation, left-wing senators are now quoting the Bible to justify their opposition to Kavanaugh.  Senator Cory Booker declared Kavanaugh’s confirmation to be “a moral moment.”  He suggested that Kavanaugh is “evil” and those who support him are “complicit in evil.”

This is another example of the left trying to have it both ways.  Secular progressives are constantly trying to force faith out of the public square.  (See next item.)  Conservative Christians are routinely told to keep our religion in the closet.

Now the left wants to lecture us about “moral moments” and “evil.”

Let me remind you, friends, that Booker opposed the confirmation of Secretary of State Mike Pompeo because of his Christian views of marriage.  I wonder what Scripture Booker could quote to support his views on men “marrying” other men.

The irony here is that Kavanaugh is a staunch defender of religious liberty, and that is precisely why the left fears him. Note: Gary Bauer is the president of American Values, a national pro-family organization and is the former president of the Family Research Council. Bauer ran for the Republican nomination for president and appears frequently on radio and television programs.