President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court pick Brett Kavanaugh garnered a lot of reaction Monday evening with many people pointing out the declaration that the president shouldn’t be able to be prosecuted.
Kavanaugh in 2012 law review article: “Congress might consider a law exempting a President—while in office—from criminal prosecution and investigation, including from questioning by criminal prosecutors or defense counsel.”
— Ryan Struyk (@ryanstruyk) July 10, 2018
Another comment came from Ana Navarro, who couldn’t help but laugh at the connections Kavanaugh has to the Bush family.
Brett Kavanaugh worked in the Bush 2000 recount. He was an aide in the Bush White House. And he was appointed by Bush to the Court. His wife worked in the Bush White House too.
Watching Bush-loathing Trumpers defend a Bushie is going to be oh so much fun. 😂
— Ana Navarro (@ananavarro) July 10, 2018
George W. Bush later celebrated the appointment in a statement released to the media.
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Also, I hope no one actually believes that Trump read a single thing by Kavanaugh
— b-boy bouiebaisse (@jbouie) July 10, 2018
Ever mindful of his self-interest, Trump has picked Brett Kavanaugh, who once wrote that he didn’t believe a sitting President should be subject to criminal investigation or prosecution.
Kavanaugh could be deciding vote on legal challenges to the Mueller investigation. pic.twitter.com/1b28UHharc
— Adam Schiff (@RepAdamSchiff) July 10, 2018
I plan to carefully examine Judge Kavanaugh’s record and judicial philosophy. I cannot and will not support a nominee who would take this country backwards by undermining our fundamental rights and American values.
— Mark Warner (@MarkWarner) July 10, 2018
Just found out President Trump’s personal attorney Rudy Giuliani was at the announcement of Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination.
They’re really not even trying to hide it, are they?
— (((Charles Young))) (@CharlieYoungEsq) July 10, 2018
I’m in shock. Kavanaugh is the worst conceivable pick.
* Guaranteed to overturn Roe
* Overtly wants to overturn ACA
* Total elimination of check on Trump, trashing rule of law
* McConnell already said he’ll fail on his record
* Base has been trashing him all week
— Jesse Lee (@JesseCharlesLee) July 10, 2018
Why would Trump, under investigation, pick Kavanaugh?
In 2009, Kavanaugh wrote, “The indictment and trial of a sitting President, moreover, would cripple the federal government, rendering it unable to function with credibility in either the international or domestic arenas.” pic.twitter.com/CMcAbsnu5a
— Andrew Seidel (@AndrewLSeidel) July 10, 2018
Kavanaugh immediately debases himself by saying the man who routinely attacks judges and the rule of law appreciates “the vital role of the American judiciary.” Why do otherwise respectable people do this for him?
— Matthew Miller (@matthewamiller) July 10, 2018
Don’t be fooled: Trump promised to only appoint justices who would overturn Roe v. Wade and gut affordable health care. This means he’s confident Brett Kavanaugh will do just that. #SCOTUSpick #SaveSCOTUS pic.twitter.com/Pkv5NmAD7D
— Planned Parenthood Action (@PPact) July 10, 2018
You can pretty much bet from all this But Some Of My Best Family Members Are Women schpiel from Kavanaugh that he is gearing up to really fuck up some reproductive rights.
— andrea grimes (@andreagrimes) July 10, 2018
Brett Kavanaugh is a true Second Amendment radical. He believes assault weapon bans are unconstitutional, a position way out of the judicial mainstream, far to the right of even late Justice Scalia.
— Chris Murphy (@ChrisMurphyCT) July 10, 2018
Quite possible that Donald Trump picked Brett Kavanaugh because he wrote this:
“The country loses when the President’s focus is distracted by the burdens of civil litigation or criminal investigation and possible prosecution.”
To Trump, insulating himself outweighs ideology.
— Adam Best (@adamcbest) July 10, 2018
Judge Kavanaugh’s ass-kissing skillz are top-notch.
— Charles P. Pierce (@CharlesPPierce) July 10, 2018
Judge Brett Kavanaugh wrote this about Clinton years ago. Make sure you read it all. This dude should be nowhere near the Supreme Court. His writing reads like Trump’s tweets. #NoSCOTUSvote pic.twitter.com/5UFdrsa3ac
— Scott Dworkin (@funder) July 10, 2018
purely self-serving — in the end, it’s always going to be about him
— Zoey Bartlet-Young (@Zoey_Bartlet) July 10, 2018