Bloomberg Editorial: Kavanaugh Confirmation Is a Loss for Supreme Court’s Reputation

Kavanaugh doesn’t belong on the Supreme Court for many reasons. We must continue the fight until he is impeached:

President Trump has secured Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation to the U.S. Supreme Court. Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell has kept his promise to “plow right through” all obstacles. Against the odds, or so it seemed in recent days, they got their way. The country will bear the costs of their victory for many years, and the toll could be grave.

There is a basis on which we can continue the fight against an ethically challenged Kavanaugh:

Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. has received more than a dozen judicial misconduct complaints in recent weeks against Brett M. Kavanaugh, who was confirmed as a Supreme Court justice Saturday, but has chosen for the time being not to refer them to a judicial panel for investigation.

A judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit — the court on which Kavanaugh serves — passed on to Roberts a string of complaints the court received starting three weeks ago, said four people familiar with the matter.

That judge, Karen LeCraft Henderson, had dismissed other complaints against Kavanaugh as frivolous, but she concluded that some were substantive enough that they should not be handled by Kavanaugh’s fellow judges in the D.C. Circuit.

New Avenatti Witness Says She Saw Kavanaugh Spike Drinks

Get’s worse by the day for Brett. Now he’s turning out to be another Bill Cosby:

Attorney Michael Avenatti tweeted Tuesday evening that he had a second witness who could testify to Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh’s misconduct in high school, and who could corroborate some of the claims made by his client, Julie Swetnick, who alleged last week that Kavanaugh was present while she was drugged and gang-raped at a party while in high school.

Kavanaugh argued the president can be impeached for lies, cover-ups and refusing to testify


I want to hear his explanation for flip-flopping. And how isn’t it convenient now to hold a different view. One that benefits Trump:

The young attorney decided the president deserved to be forced from office for “his pattern of revolting behavior” and the “sheer number of his wrongful acts.”

“The president has disgraced his office. … He has lied to his aides. He has lied to the American people,” Brett Kavanaugh wrote in a 1998 memo to his colleagues. “I’m strongly opposed to giving (him) any ‘break’ … unless he either resigns or … issues a public apology.”

Kavanaugh, a fast-rising Republican legal star, then 33, went back to work on a 132-page memo to his boss, Independent Counsel Kenneth Starr, that outlined the grounds for impeaching President Bill Clinton.