Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is not taking the Democratic resistance to President Trump’s supreme court nominee laying down. On Thursday, McConnell accused Democrats of trying to “bork” Judge Brett Kavanaugh.
“We have a word for blatantly misrepresenting the record and character of a judicial nominee in order to achieve a political objective. We call it an attempt to bork the nominee,” the Kentucky Republican said during a speech on the Senate floor, according to “The Hill.”
The Senate majority leader then read the definition of “bork.” He noted that “Judge Bork’s last name is in the Merriam-Webster dictionary as a verb.”
The congressional Democrats expressed a full resistance to Judge Kavanaugh. He is a former federal court of appeals judge who also worked in George W. Bush’s administration. Trump’s nominee would replace retiring Justice Anthony Kennedy.
The opposition party closed ranks just moments after Trump announced his nomination during a prime-time televised event Monday night from the White House. They maintain that Kavanaugh will overturn Roe v. Wade, the landmark decision that legalized abortion nationwide. They are also concerned that the new Justice would erode the rights of the LGBTQ community. And finally, the Democrats are saying that he will weaken gun laws.
The Democrats are challenging McConnell to wait for a confirmation vote until after the November midterm elections. But he majority leader has flat out refused that notion. This vote will take place on the Senate floor as soon as the all the interviews are finished.
Robert Bork was nominated by President Ronald Reagan to the Supreme Court in 1987. He came under intense scrutiny by Democrats who mined his legal writings for evidence of his conservative leanings.
The Senate rejected his confirmation 58-42.
Do you believe that the Democrats are planning to “bork” Kavanaugh? Do you think it will work?
Credit: NY Post