Trump Gets to the Heart of Why Dems Continue to Target Kavanaugh, Urges the SCOTUS Justice to Sue for Libel
President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Sept. 6, 2018, for the third day of his confirmation to replace retired Justice Anthony Kennedy. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
The coordinated mainstream media/Democratic party smear attempts at getting then-Judge Brett Kavanaugh disqualified from consideration for the Supreme Court failed in a big way last year. But even though the left lost that battle, they made clear that the fight against a potential vote against Roe v. Wade was not over.
Back in May, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) – who was a presidential candidate at the time, made clear that “action” should be taken against Justices Kavanaugh and Neil Gorsuch in the event they voted to overturn the 1973 abortion ruling. Here’s what she said at the time:
“That is the law of the land, and I think both Gorsuch and Kavanaugh lied to the Judiciary Committee when they said they would uphold precedent. And if they then go back on this — this statement they made during their confirmation hearings — I think we should look towards what we will do to address it, because we need far more oversight and accountability over these Supreme Court Justices, and if they lied in their hearings, then we should take action.”
In a nutshell, Gillibrand was advocating the impeachment of either or both of the Justices if they struck down the left’s most precious of all SCOTUS rulings. It was a clear attempt at intimidating the Justices to vote a certain way or else. That idea is not off the table just because she’s dropped out of the presidential race.
Around the same time Gillibrand was making this argument in May, other presidential candidates who are still in the race as of this writing like Sens. Elizabeth Warren (MA), Kamala Haris (CA), former El Paso Congressman Beto O’Rourke and South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg advocated for expanding the Supreme Court as a way of nullifying the votes of Justices Kavanaugh and Gorsuch.
The messages these former and current Democratic presidential candidates were sending to Kavanaugh and Gorsuch was clear: You better not rock the boat at the Supreme Court on our signature issues, or you’ll be sorry.
The left’s/media’s latest attempt at a smear came courtesy of the New York Times over the weekend in a clear hit piece designed to make an old, discredited sexual assault allegation against Kavanaugh become new and relevant again. In response to the story, the Usual Democratic Suspects lined up to call for an investigation and his impeachment.
Unfortunately for them, the New York Times had to issue an embarrassing correction to the story – namely that Deborah Ramirez, the woman who was allegedly assaulted by Kavanaugh – reportedly does not recall the alleged incident.
President Trump responded to the Times’ reporting on Sunday by suggesting Kavanaugh start suing for libel:
Brett Kavanaugh should start suing people for libel, or the Justice Department should come to his rescue. The lies being told about him are unbelievable. False Accusations without recrimination. When does it stop? They are trying to influence his opinions. Can’t let that happen!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 15, 2019
Can’t let Brett Kavanaugh give Radical Left Democrat (Liberal Plus) Opinions based on threats of Impeaching him over made up stories (sound familiar?), false allegations, and lies. This is the game they play. Fake and Corrupt News is working overtime! #ProtectKavanaugh
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 15, 2019
While it’s highly unlikely for a variety of reasons that Kavanaugh will take such advice, the bigger point Trump was getting at in his tweets is that Democrats in Washington, DC and those who work for national news outlets under the guise of objectivity are using bogus stories like this one in order to try to influence Kavanaugh into voting their way on future high profile cases in hopes that they’ll finally leave him alone.
Democrats and the mainstream media alike know that their loudly-voiced hypocritical complaints about the politicization of the Supreme Court have likely influenced Chief Justice John Roberts to vote with the court’s liberal Justices, so why not try it on Kavanaugh, too?
— Based in North Carolina, Sister Toldjah is a former liberal and a 15+ year veteran of blogging with an emphasis on media bias, social issues, and the culture wars. Read her Red State archives here. Connect with her on Twitter. –
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