Republicans on the powerful House Judiciary Committee are accusing its chairman, Rep. Jerry Nadler (D-NY) of harassing Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh.
Nadler has asked for records from Kavanaugh’s time in the George W. Bush administration. (Fox News)
Nadler’s request came days after a liberal lion of the high court, Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, defended Kavanaugh as a “very decent, very smart individual,” and long after progressive activists have largely moved on to other matters.
Rep. Doug Collins, R-Ga., said in a statement that Nadler’s request is so “far outside the scope of judicial ethics, it’s harassment.”
Senate Democrats spent months launching false accusations in an attempt to smear Justice Kavanaugh’s reputation and block his confirmation to the U.S. Supreme Court, and now House Democrats want to follow suit with yet another fishing expedition to tarnish his good name,” Collins said.
Several 2020 Democratic presidential contenders — including Elizabeth Warren, Kamala Harris, Kirsten Gillibrand, and Pete Buttigieg — have said they would be open to legislation that would expand the size of the Supreme Court, to effectively dilute the importance of conservative justices’ votes. The size of federal appeals courts, including the Supreme Court, is set by Congress.
Even the Washington Post concludes the Democrats’ notion to expand the Supreme Court is a bad idea, resulting in a vicious cycle of partisan one-upmanship.