Brett Kavanaugh was horrified by the awful trick the Democrats are about to pull
Democrats save their nastiest fights for judicial nominations.
Their underhanded tactics stooped to a new low last year during Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation.
And now Brett Kavanaugh was horrified by the awful trick the Democrats are about to pull.
The latest front in the judicial confirmation wars is Steven Menashi’s nomination to sit on the Second Circuit Court of Appeals.
Liberal activists, Rachel Maddow, and fake news CNN all colluded on a smear campaign to destroy Menashi’s nomination.
The Daily Caller reports:
CNN published a review of opinion columns Menashi wrote as a college student and young professional Thursday, highlighting pieces critical of campus feminism, gay-rights organizations, and Islamic societies. Writing for an American Enterprise Institute publication in 2000, Menashi accused college administrators of hypocrisy for opposing the military’s “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy for gay soldiers while supporting separate campus housing for LGBT students.
In another column during the same period, Menashi said “Take Back the Night” marches, which promote awareness about sexual misconduct, are wrong to implicate men generally in rape or other forms of assault.
The Alliance for Justice (AFJ), a liberal advocacy group, connected that rhetoric to Menashi’s recent work as a top lawyer at the Department of Education (DOE), where he helped craft new rules for adjudicating campus sexual assault allegations. Those guidelines guarantee a presumption of innocence for the accused, and require that both parties have full access to the evidence. DOE’s reforms were invariably applauded for strengthening due process or derided as patriarchal.
Democrats are cranking up the smears because the Second Circuit Court of Appeals is one appellate court Trump can flip from Democrat-controlled to a Republican majority.
If Democrats can pick off Trump nominees and keep these seats open until after the next Presidential Election, they are gambling they will win the elections and their nominees will be the ones who get to fill these judicial vacancies.