OPINION – Posted by Dean James at Right Wing Tribune
Once again Democrats are abusing the power they have via their control of the House of Representatives. This time they’re targeting Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh with a new probe.
In a bid to delegitimize and possibly impeach Justice Kavanaugh, Democrats are demanding more documents from his years with the Bush White House.
The court is about to hear a series of important cases and Democrats are preparing the battle space in case they lose any one of these cases.
Via The Hill:
Judiciary Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.) and Rep. Hank Johnson (D-Ga.), who chairs the Courts, Intellectual Property and the Internet subcommittee, wrote a letter Tuesday to the head of the National Archives and Records Administration asking the agency to provide on a rolling basis Kavanaugh’s records from when he served in the George W. Bush administration as staff secretary and in the White House Counsel’s Office.
The Democrats say it is important for the committee to review these records, which span from 2001 to 2006, particularly as the high court gears up to hear a series of important cases.
“In the coming year, the Supreme Court will again address important matters regarding civil rights, criminal justice, and immigration. The Court may also review certain high-profile cases related to reproductive rights, the separation of powers, and the limits of executive authority — all topics within the jurisdiction of the House Judiciary Committee,” the lawmakers wrote to Archive’s David Ferriero.
“Now and as always, the Court’s fidelity to the principles of equal and impartial justice, as well as the public’s faith in the integrity of the judiciary, are foundational to maintaining the rule of law,” they added.
I can’t think of another instance where the opposition party targeted a recently installed Supreme Court Justice for political gain.
If this is going to be the new normal, Democrats will come to regret this day, as it plays both ways.
It is true that civility is dead in American politics today, but Democrats are responsible for much of the breakdown in manners and customs in elected government.
Just ask President Trump, who for years was accused by Democrats of treason and collusion with Russia.
This article originally appeared at The Federalist Papers and was republished with permission.
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Dean James at Right Wing Tribune