Opinion | Letter: Kavanaugh confirmation
Contrary to Ronald Fischer’s harsh screed in the Oct. 10 Sky Hi News, I’m pleased Kavanaugh was confirmed and I’d very much dislike having senators like Corey Booker, Diane Feinstein, Richard Blumenthal, Chuck Schumer, et. al. on my jury as they had clearly made up their minds on how to vote before Kavanaugh was identified as the nominee and before any testimony was heard. The progressives signs saying “Reject ________” were clear evidence of this.
Kavanaugh answered over 1300 written questions for the judiciary committee and offered several hundred legal opinions from past cases for senators to review. Further, he met individually with most Republican senators for detailed discussions on his legal; philosophy while most of the liberal senators declined this opportunity. Hardly sounds fair and open minded to me.
The hostile and aggressive questioning by liberal senators and their frequent caustic interruptions of his thoughtful responses, were a clear indication of their obvious attempts to provoke him. When he correctly stood up to them and properly defended his beliefs, he demonstrated a spine his questioners lacked, though they attempted to use his justified responses as an indication of his “judicial intemperance”.
The women Felicia Muftic refers to as disapproving of Kavanaugh in her tiresome harangue also in the Oct. 10 Sky Hi News, also have sons, brothers and husbands who might be wrongfully accused as Kavanaugh was, so they should carefully consider sound evidence and clear testimony before adopting the mob mentality of his accusers. It just might come back to bite them. Do we still believe in “innocent until proven guilty?”
Despite the expected media hostility, the childish screeching from some spectators and their lack of decorum, and the distortion of his legal opinions, Kavanaugh was confirmed and I look forward to many years of well reasoned opinions from him, opinions based on what the constitution “says”, not what some 21st century social justice warrior wants it to say.
Pete Peterson, Tabernash
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