They want to look at anything but his judicial record.
That’s not only the best evidence for the kind of justice he would be, but it is already publicly available for anyone to examine.
First, @SenateDems tweeted part of a speech in which he called his White House experience “instructive.” Aha, they said—we won’t understand Kavanaugh as a judge until we learn more about that phase of his career.
Democrats say they should get records of Kavanaugh’s executive branch service because Republicans requested records for Elena Kagan when she was working as solicitor general during the Obama administration.
But Schumer (conveniently) left out two very important things.
She had worked in the Clinton WH, she was dean of Harvard Law School, and was President Obama’s first solicitor general.
Kavanaugh has written 300+ judicial opinions and joined hundreds more—Kagan had none.
Why spend months unearthing Kavanaugh’s record in the executive branch when the most relevant material is already publicly available?
This is perhaps the most misleading claim of all.
Not only does he have hundreds of written opinions, law review articles, and speeches that reveal his method...
Schumer should know—he served on the Judiciary Committee for both.
Schumer wants people to believe that @SenateGOP or the Trump admin control all of the records. They don’t.
This strategy is the political equivalent of a magician’s misdirection.
The last thing Democrats want to talk about is the nominee...