Should Brett Kavanaugh Be Nominated to The Supreme Court?


Ione Dellos, Staff Writer

Back in 2006, Kavanaugh caught himself in hot water by helping some suspicious characters get elected to high-level positions in government. One such was Jim Haynes, known for his controversial interrogation techniques, like threatening detainees with dogs or forced nudity. In the 2006 hearing about Haynes, Kavanaugh said that Hayne’s nomination was “not one of the ones he handled,” but later in the same hearing, after being asked if he was involved in the nomination of Hayes, he said “Senator, I believe those were when I was still in the counsel’s office, so the answer would be yes.” This means that he lied under oath during a legal hearing, meaning he committed perjury. Kavanaugh’s hearing was in 2006, but I wrote this article in September of 2018, showing how Kavanaugh’s current denials of sexual abuse now directly correlate to the time he lied under oath back in 2006.

The emotional testimony from Ford during her hearing on Thursday brought our nation to a stand-still, as if we were holding our breath to hear what she had to say. People turned off phones momentarily, took breaks from work, and ultimately stopped what they were doing at the moment and watched Dr. Ford give her testimony, which was both compelling and gripping. Holding back tears, she told the Senate Judiciary Committee about the attack that changed her life forever. While Ford is a registered Democrat, she did say that “I am no one’s pawn” at the start of her testimony, as the Republicans are complaining about the timing of her coming forward. What is most important for her case is that she came across as a normal, authentic person placed in an unreal situation.

On the other hand, Mr. Kavanaugh cracked under less than an hour of questioning, and he proceeded to yell, cry, and seemed to be on the verge of exploding while trying to get his point across. He cited his 10-year old daughter’s wisdom, talked about how he and his family were “ruined,” and how he had never sexually assaulted “any woman ever.” If he is lying, then he would be committing perjury for a second time under oath. Despite his murky record, the Senate took its first step towards formally considering Mr. Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court nomination. Unfortunately for him, his fate hangs in balance with the FBI, who are formally investigating his sexual assault charges.

Someone who should be nominated to the Supreme Court should be someone with a spotless record, someone who represents the ideals of our nation, and someone who will consider both sides while voting on a topic, and won’t see everything through a narrow point of view. According to the evidence presented before me, I have to say that Kavanaugh should not be accepted to the Supreme Court, as anyone who would get blackout drunk at parties and commit sexual atrocities is clearly not mature enough.