Last night, the Wall Street Journal published an op-ed by Judge Brett Kavanaugh titled "I Am an Independent, Impartial Judge."
He starts out by saying:
Yes, I was emotional last Thursday. I hope everyone can understand I was there as a son, husband and dad.
Democrats have repeatedly pointed to Kavanaugh's comments about the circus that Democrats have turned this entire process into. It's funny. From the start, they've been partisan jackals, absolute trolls, engaged in smear jobs of the highest order, driving the man to finally say, "Enough, I've had enough, I see what you're doing," and then they have the audacity to accuse him of partisanship. In the Wall Street Journal op-ed he set the record straight once more, using facts and reason—two things I'm beginning to suspect no longer exist on the Left:
As I explained that night, a good judge must be an umpire—a neutral and impartial arbiter who favors no political party, litigant or policy. As Justice Kennedy has stated, judges do not make decisions to reach a preferred result. Judges make decisions because the law and the Constitution compel the result. Over the past 12 years, I have ruled sometimes for the prosecution and sometimes for criminal defendants, sometimes for workers and sometimes for businesses, sometimes for environmentalists and sometimes for coal miners. In each case, I have followed the law. I do not decide cases based on personal or policy preferences. I am not a pro-plaintiff or pro-defendant judge. I am not a pro-prosecution or pro-defense judge. I am a pro-law judge.
Following last Thursday's hearing, the Left has run wild with mockery and histrionics surrounding Kavanaugh's opening statements—of course Saturday Night Live brought in Matt Damon to roast Kavanaugh, and the Left loved it, but imagine if they'd roasted Dr. Ford. And, as others have pointed out, it's a little ironic that Matt Damon was so high and mighty, what with his deep friendship with Harvey Weinstein, an actual rapist, and his complicity to Weinstein's crimes—which, wouldn't that make Damon more culpable than Kavanaugh? Again, logic no longer matters.
Again, logic no longer matters.
Of the hearing, Kavanaugh wrote:
I testified before the Judiciary Committee last Thursday to defend my family, my good name and my lifetime of public service. My hearing testimony was forceful and passionate. That is because I forcefully and passionately denied the allegation against me. At times, my testimony—both in my opening statement and in response to questions—reflected my overwhelming frustration at being wrongly accused, without corroboration, of horrible conduct completely contrary to my record and character. My statement and answers also reflected my deep distress at the unfairness of how this allegation has been handled.
The entire article is great. It's a great representation of who Kavanaugh really is, and why he's been chosen to join the Supreme Court.
The most moving part is the section about how Kavanaugh will handle things in the future. Amid the chaos, his steady voice and his sense of right and wrong—those are the beacons we should strive to find.