ABC isn’t exactly known for their honesty or the professionalism of their reporting these days. So, it’s no surprise that they would post wildly dishonest news on Judge Kavanaugh even before he was nominated by President Trump as the replacement to Justice Kennedy on the Supreme Court. Kavanaugh was one of 25 constitutional originalists on a list recommended by the Federalist Society and the Heritage Foundation that President Trump was choosing candidates from. My choice would have been Mike Lee, but Kavanaugh is an excellent choice and a true conservative. But ABC just couldn’t wait to trash whoever was chosen. ABC and Nightline jumped the shark big time on this one. The erroneous tweet was an advertisement for that night’s edition of “Nightline.”
“Tonight on Nightline, (Terry Moran) reports on the controversial Supreme Court Justice pick and the possible implications for the country,” the tweet read. There is little doubt that Kavanaugh will be confirmed. He was the safest bet of the lot and hardly what I would call a radical choice. ABC called his nomination ‘controversial’ even before his name was announced. Now that’s inaccurate, not to mention dishonest.
Over the last couple of days, the left has had an epic meltdown over this, shrieking that cats and moonbats were living together and millions of women would d*e over Trump’s selection of a SCOTUS nominee. SMH. What a bunch of drama queens. It has been a contest to see which media outlet could claim to shred Trump’s choice first and ABC messed up. Oopsie!
Several people on Twitter caught the misstep. ABC and Nightline were forced to issue a correction over it as well. There was no mercy for them to be found on Twitter. Even with the correction, their headline was still misleading. Get a grip, guys. There’s no scheduled apocalypse over the Kavanaugh nomination. Fire and brimstone has been delayed – lucky you.
The Post and Courier laid out why Bret Kavanaugh is a fantastic pick by President Trump:
“Brett Kavanaugh is a highly qualified “originalist” who will help return the Supreme Court to its proper function in American society. The Senate should quickly confirm him.
“Judge Kavanaugh, who serves on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia, the nation’s top appellate court, fits President Donald Trump’s promise to appoint judges known to adhere strictly to the original language of the Constitution and its amendments, and to closely follow the law as laid down by Congress.
“That does not mean one can safely predict how he will rule in cases where there are clear political differences. But his rulings show a steady impartiality in applying the law as he sees it.”
Only time will tell if Kavanaugh is a true originalist. So far, Gorsuch is proving to be in that mold and I have little doubt that Kavanaugh will be too. He will certainly swing the court conservative for decades to come. And if Ginsberg steps down or is forced to exit stage left, Trump will ensure a constitutionally conservative Supreme Court for a very, very long time. Oh, the humanity! Save the progressives, collect the whole set… not.
Sen. Ted Cruz, who I’m a huge fan of, pointed out in a series of tweets endorsing Kavanaugh’s nomination what a great choice he is. Kavanaugh has published 300 opinions. “By any measure, Judge Kavanaugh is one of the most respected federal judges in the country and I look forward to supporting his nomination to the Supreme Court of the United States,” Cruz tweeted. “For over a decade, Judge Kavanaugh has served on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, often referred to as the second highest court in the land.” Cruz followed up with, “He has over 300 published opinions, with a strong record of defending the #SecondAmendment, safeguarding the separation of powers, reining in the unchecked power of federal agencies, and preserving our precious religious liberties.” Sounds like a fantastic choice to me.
Anyone Trump would have picked would have been ‘controversial’ to ABC and other media outlets. Heck, he could have chosen Merrick Garland and they would have still stroked out. I don’t agree with every ruling Kavanaugh’s ever made, that’s not possible. But overall, he is very much what President Trump promised… a constitutional originalist who will follow constitutional law, not just build solely on precedent and what Chuck Schumer calls ‘settled law’.
As a federal judge, Kavanaugh appears to have taken the orthodox conservative view that Congress is the preeminent policy-making body of the federal government except where the Constitution gives policy-making powers to the executive; that Congress, the executive branch, and the judiciary are all bound by the Constitution as it has been interpreted over time, leaning in the direction of original meanings and precision; and that judges and the president are further bound by the permissible decisions of Congress. The left’s biggest fear is that Kavanaugh would not honor settled law and help overturn Roe vs. Wade over abortion. That is unlikely and if it ever did happen, the power over the abortion issue would be reallocated to the states as it should have been in the first place.
ABC may lie and skew things as the rest of the media does, but there is no doubt that President Trump chose well when he chose Bret Kavanaugh. There is little the left can do to stop this nomination from sailing through.
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The President hasn't even named a nominee yet so it's very interesting to report them as "controversial." https://t.co/LwEtUzkU0h
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