Nick Givas on July 10, 2018
Fox News senior judicial analyst Judge Andrew Napolitano expressed disappointment over President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court pick Tuesday and said he bowed to the Washington, D.C., establishment.
“The Washington establishment, sometimes known as the swamp, wanted Judge Kavanaugh and the people around the president wanted Judge Kavanaugh,” Napolitano said on “Fox & Friends.”
Napolitano believes Trump went back on his word and picked a political insider, instead of someone like Justice Neil Gorsuch.
“I’m disappointed in the president because this is not the type of person that he said he would pick,” Napolitano continued. “Justice Gorsuch was. This person is at the heart and soul of the D.C. Establishment against whom the president railed. Now, look, that’s just my criticism.”
He also said Kavanaugh has liberal tendencies such as supporting Obamacare, but will likely still be confirmed by the GOP controlled Senate.
“He’s pro-life. He’s pro-gun. He’s pro-police, which rankles civil libertarians,” Napolitano added. “He’s also pro-Obamacare. He’s also, ‘well, an infant might have the right to abortion. An infant immigrant might have the right to abortion.’ He [thinks] ‘we can impeach the president if he lies to the public.’”
“These are not my words. These are words that he’s said throughout his career,” he concluded. “He is at heart and soul, a big government guy.”