As far as props go in a Supreme Court nomination hearing, this is about as good as it gets.
Democrats have spent the last two days implying that nominee Brett Kavanaugh, should he serve, would be loyal to President Trump simply because he appointed him to the Court.
Senator Kamala Harris said that she and fellow Americans were concerned that the supremely qualified judge’s “loyalty would be to the president who appointed you and not to the Constitution of the United States.”
On day two of the proceedings, Senator Orrin Hatch (R-UT) tossed a very similar question out to Kavanaugh, and he responded by taking out a Lousiville Slugger and smacking it over the fence.
Alright, maybe not quite that way, but the future Associate Justice did pull something out to emphasize his point – a well-worn pocket Constitution.
Sen. Orrin Hatch: “What sort of loyalty will your owe to the president?” and how will it differ from your loyalty the American people?
— ABC News Politics (@ABCPolitics) September 5, 2018
On the question of loyalty to a party, President, or conservative ideology, Kavanaugh responded that his only loyalty is to the rule of law – the number one requirement for a Supreme Court Justice.
“Senator, if confirmed to the Supreme Court, and as a sitting judge, I owe my loyalty to the Constitution,” he told Hatch, holding a copy. “That’s what I owe loyalty to. The Constitution establishes me as an independent judge bound to follow the law as written.”
Former Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice introduced Kavanaugh during the proceedings yesterday and provided Hatch and other lawmakers with a similar answer.
The Trump nominee “will thoroughly and faithfully uphold the trust that is our heritage, the Constitution of the United States of America,” she said.
Hatch, meanwhile, took a forceful stance against the disgusting display by Democrat protesters during the hearing on day one and extending into Wednesday.
While delivering his prepared remarks, several unhinged liberals shouted over him, leading Hatch to say of one in particular, “Mr. Chairman, I think we ought to have this loudmouth removed.”
Orrin Hatch admits the anti-Kavanaugh protesters are getting under his skin. pic.twitter.com/599VleDauZ
— John Aravosis 🇺🇸 (@aravosis) September 4, 2018
The loudmouths continued their public display of mental deficiencies on Wednesday, getting arrested at a clip of roughly one each minute.
“4 minutes in, and 4 shriekers have already been dragged out of the hearing,” Town Hall editor Guy Benson reported.
Shrieker tries to interrupt Kavanaugh’s very first answer before the committee.
— Guy Benson (@guypbenson) September 5, 2018
Many of the political shenanigans taking place at these hearings have been coordinated by Democrats, who at one point also considered staging a mass walkout. The tactic was heavily encouraged by the more liberal wing of the party, while leaders ultimately compromised on the stalling and disrupting method.
Proving that, within those chambers, Trump’s Supreme Court nominee is loyal to the Constitution, while the ‘resistance’ party is loyal to their base.
Perhaps they should be asked where their loyalty lies? Guarantee not one of them will be able to whip out a pocket Constitution in response.