Kavanaugh Sinks Deeper into Trumpists’ Swamp

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Hours before Kavanaugh nomination hearings, Bush lawyer releases 42,000 pages of documents to Judiciary Committee

IndieDems Comment

The Republicans’ sudden release on Labor Day of 42,000 pages of Kavanaugh-related documents has shown in bold relief the inherent fatal flaw in Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court. Kavanaugh is part and parcel of the corrupt, malignant culture that Trump and the Trumpists have inflicted on America. He will join just about every Republican United States Senator and United Sates Representative and become just one more Trump lackey and mouthpiece.

The Republicans who brought us Trump—and Flynn, Manafort, Gates, Papadopoulos, Cohen, Patten, etc., etc.—are the same people who have brought us Brett Kavanaugh. They loudly proclaim they selected him because he thinks like they do. Judge Kavanaugh proclaims that, in fact, he thinks like the Trumpists. Those facts, alone, should disqualify him from being a Supreme Court justice.

Does that go too far? Now, we have the flagrant political grandstanding of the release of the documents on a holiday, the day before Kavanaugh’s hearings begin in the Senate. If Judge Kavanaugh is not a cog in the Trumpists’ corrupt machine; if he is really a man of honor and integrity; he has a clear course of action: he should call for a postponement of his hearing until Senators and the public have a chance to read the documents and reach a conclusion of what they show about Brett Kavanaugh.

If Kavanaugh plays innocent and goes along with this violation of proper procedures, he will show he is, in fact, a Trump puppet.

What was already mind-blowing about the devastation Trump and his Republicans have brought us is this: even as juries find one after another Republican guilty of criminal offenses, or Republicans confess to criminal wrongdoing, or a Republican is fired or forced to resign because of corruption, or the headlines report more corruption by Republicans still in office; even as all this takes place right in front of our eyes—a brand new Trump appointee to office, Brett Kavanaugh, is about to go sailing through to confirmation as a Supreme Court Justice, and we will be stuck with him for 30-40 years. The people who accept lying and racism as a way of life will put one of their own on the Supreme Court.

Imagine. A Trump disciple and mouthpiece shaping our laws for decades to come. Joseph McCarthy, Richard Nixon, and Spiro Agnew will get their ultimate revenge.

Trump reinforced the lawlessness of his administration and the need to examine carefully Kavanaugh’s nomination with a tweet published the day before the hearings were to begin:

“Two long running, Obama era, investigations of two very popular Republican Congressmen were brought to a well publicized charge, just ahead of the Mid-Terms, by the Jeff Sessions Justice Department,” he said on Twitter. “Two easy wins now in doubt because there is not enough time. Good job Jeff……”

A President of the United States has delivered an unambiguous call for politics to trump the law.  This is the mentality of the President who nominated Kavanaugh for the Supreme Court, because Kavanaugh represents the Trumpist viewpoint.

Judge Brett Kavanaugh needs to speak to this matter when he first open his mouth before the United States Senate. If he doesn’t, the first Senatorial question should.

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