In a moving speech introducing Circuit Judge Brett Kavanaugh of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia, President Trump hit all the right notes. It will be difficult for the despairing Democrats to disparage this man, who by all accounts has an impeccable record of jurisprudence.
Prepare for the Left’s lies, which we’ve seen before and are now wise to their deceptive ways. President Ronald Reagan nominated Constitutional scholar and Appellate Court Judge Robert Bork to replace Justice Lewis Powell, July 1, 1987. Like Anthony Kennedy, who is currently retiring, Powell was considered a “swing vote.”
This is amoral Senator Ted Kennedy, savaging Robert Bork with blatant falsehoods. Rather than continue to be the target of the hostility directed at him, when a Supreme Court vacancy existed, the admirable Judge Bork withdrew his name from consideration.
Let these words flowing from the lips of Ted Kennedy sink in. The alcoholic womanizer left 28-year-old campaign worker Mary Jo Kopechne to drown in his car which he drove off a bridge at Chappaquiddick Island. He waited until the next morning to make an appearance, sobered up, wearing a neck brace, with a concocted cover story and accompanied by his long-suffering wife. His presidential aspirations died with the young teacher and political speechwriter.
“Robert Bork’s America is a land in which women would be forced into back-alley abortions, blacks would sit at segregated lunch counters, rogue police could break down citizens’ doors in midnight raids, and schoolchildren could not be taught about evolution, writers and artists could be censored at the whim of the Government, and the doors of the Federal courts would be shut on the fingers of millions of citizens.”
Arizonan Sandra Day O’Connor, a moderate Republican, and ultimately the court’s most aggressive swing vote — reveling in that position — was named the first woman to ascend to the U.S. Supreme Court. Bork became a verb.
President Trump and Senate Republicans, heed the words of Biblical prophet Jeremiah, and “gird your loins” for the battle that is sure to come. The sweet truth is, ultimately you will be victorious.