Monday August 3, 2020

Kavanaugh’s badly judged outburst

Brett Kavanaugh believed his ascent to the Supreme Court would be smooth and seamless, but now he looks irrevocably damaged and is even believed by some observers to have perjured himself

30th September, 2018
Brett Kavanaugh appears before the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing last week

This wasn’t how it was supposed to happen. By today, Brett Kavanaugh should have taken his place as a member of the Supreme Court. Republicans should have been congratulating themselves on outmanoeuvering the Democrats after a week that was riveting, harrowing and depressing in roughly equal measure.

Chuck Grassley, the Republican Judiciary Committee chairman, should have left the battlefield bloodied and bruised, but clutching the trophy that US president Donald Trump was hellbent...

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