WATCH: Republican operatives rip into each other in battle over Kavanaugh's suitability to be on Supreme Court
Scott Jennings, Evan Siegfried -- CNN screenshot

Not only has the fight to confirm Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh split the country, but it has also caused a major rift among conservatives.


Appearing on CNN's New Day on Saturday morning, two Republican consultants got into a shouting match after one said that the embattled judge would "taint" the court if he survives his FBI investigation and is confirmed.

Speaking with host Victor Blackwell, GOP strategist Evan Siegfreid said he is strongly opposed to Kavanaugh because he would diminish the integrity of the court.

That set off Scott Jennings, who served in President George W. Bush's White House.

"Evan is going one way and the rest of the Republican Party is going the other," Jennings insisted. "In two years of Donald Trump, I have never seen an issue that has united the never-Trumpers, the lukewarm Trumpers, all corners, all wings of the Republican Party are now galvanized in support of Brett Kavanaugh. You will be hard pressed to find anyone, outside of Evan, in the Republican Party who is against --"

"Scott, I've actually served in the judiciary," Siegfreid interrupted.

"I served with Brett Kavanaugh!" Jennings angrily snapped back. "I know Brett Kavanaugh and you don't. I'm going to defend --"

"You want to say 'Im standing way out, I'm out away from the Republican Party?" Siegfried parried.

"You're outside -- you absolutely are!" Jennings shouted as host Blackwell fruitlessly attempted to get them to stop yelling.

Watch the fireworks below via CNN: