Chris Hayes tore into Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanagh for showing up at Thursday’s hearing and doing his best Sean Hannity impression before the Senate Judiciary Committee.
While most nominees for the nation’s highest court try to act impartial and openminded, as a potential Supreme Court justice should be, Hayes pointed out that Kavanaugh ditched that precedent and sounded like a complete political hack.
“Brett Kavanaugh comes out and sounds like he’s Sean Hannity,” the MSNBC host said. “He sounded like a Sean Hannity monologue.”
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Chris Hayes said:
When you come before a judicial confirmation, you pretend you have no views. … Brett Kavanaugh comes out and sounds like he’s Sean Hannity. He sounded like a Sean Hannity monologue. And you’re reminded this is an individual who was on the Starr team of the independent counsel, who was involved with Elian Gonzalez, the Bush recount in Florida, then in the Bush administration, he has been a partisan warrior for most of his adult life and all the sudden it was just there on the table.
Kavanaugh’s testimony disqualified him from being a Supreme Court justice
Set aside the disturbing and credible allegations being levied against Brett Kavanaugh over the past two weeks. Whether or not they are true (and there is no reason to believe they aren’t), the judge proved on Thursday that he isn’t fit to be on the Supreme Court in the first place.
Kavanaugh was so focused on defending himself from his accusers that he disqualified himself in another way by demonstrating that he is a Fox News-style political extremist. He showed that the American people cannot trust him to be an impartial Supreme Court justice.
If this is the mindset and judgment he’ll take to the bench, then he has no business being confirmed to the highest court in the land.
Sean Colarossi currently resides in Cleveland, Ohio. He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism from the University of Massachusetts Amherst and was an organizing fellow for both of President Obama’s presidential campaigns. He also worked with Planned Parenthood as an Affordable Care Act Outreach Organizer in 2014, helping northeast Ohio residents obtain health insurance coverage.