President Donald Trump named Judge Brett Kavanaugh to serve as the next associate justice on the Supreme Court on Monday evening to replace Justice Anthony Kennedy, who is retiring at the end of July after serving for 30 years on the bench. Judge Kavanaugh is President Trump’s second nominee to the Supreme Court, and he’s a good choice because of his experience and approach to the law, but he’s not a home run nominee.
Many Senate Democrats and leftist activists have unsurprisingly come out against Judge Kavanaugh’s nomination. One group was in such a hurry to put out its press release opposing the nomination that its communications team forgot to replace the “XX” placeholder with Judge Kavanaugh’s name. Outside the Supreme Court, protesters were seen writing in his name on pre-made signs.
There are other levels of absurdity. For example, former Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D-Va.) tweeted, “The nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh