Say what you will about Mitch McConnell, but he has been remarkably effective in confirming Trump’s judicial picks.
Make no mistake, Mitch and Trump are completely remaking the federal courts for the next generation and there is nothing the Democrats can do about it until 2020.
But by then it will be too late, and the left will never have the votes to pack the courts so this amazing accomplishment will last.
In what all consider a victory lap, Mitch just destroyed Dianne Feinstein and Spartacus Cory Booker and the rest of the gang that tried to smear Judge Kavanaugh.
From The Hill: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) blasted “unhinged partisanship” on Capitol Hill while honoring Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh on Wednesday as one of Time magazine’s 100 most influential people.
McConnell described Kavanaugh in a short biography as a loyal public servant while trashing the “unhinged partisanship and special interests” that he said “sought to distract the Senate from considering those qualifications.”
“The country saw his resilience and commitment to public service. We saw his loyal devotion to family and friends. We saw his undeterred reverence for the law, for precedents and for our nation’s highest traditions,” McConnell wrote.
Kavanaugh was narrowly confirmed to the Supreme Court last year following a bitter confirmation fight dominated by allegations of sexual assault and misconduct dating back to his high school and college years, allegations he denied.
During emotional testimony in the widely watched special hearings, Kavanaugh and one of his accusers, Christine Blasey Ford, separately testified about the allegations before the Senate Judiciary Committee.
Senators eventually voted 50-48 to confirm Kavanaugh to the court, the smallest margin in 137 years, following a brief FBI investigation into the claims.
Mitch wrote in Time: When Brett Kavanaugh was named the President’s choice to succeed Justice Anthony Kennedy, he was one of the most qualified Supreme Court nominees in modern history. He had a sterling academic record, impeccable legal credentials and a prolific record of thoughtful and impartial jurisprudence over more than a decade on the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals.
But when unhinged partisanship and special interests sought to distract the Senate from considering those qualifications, we saw other facets of Justice Kavanaugh’s character shine forth as well. The country saw his resilience and commitment to public service. We saw his loyal devotion to family and friends. We saw his undeterred reverence for the law, for precedents and for our nation’s highest traditions.
It is all these qualities combined that make Justice Kavanaugh exactly the kind of jurist whom the American people deserve on our Supreme Court. I look forward to many years of brilliant, distinguished public service.