Democrats have lost their minds. I mean, absolutely LOST them over President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee — Brett Kavanaugh.
They’re scrambling to find a way to block his nomination, though it’s quite unlikely they’ll be successful in doing so, but while that’s happening, it gives them time to come up with all kinds of bizarre fantasies and attack lines for the SCOTUS pick and President Trump.
Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) speculated Monday evening President Donald Trump selected Judge Brett Kavanaugh as his second Supreme Court nominee to protect himself against special counsel Robert Mueller.
— Anna-Lysa Gayle (@ABC7Annalysa) July 10, 2018
Transcript as follows:
ABC7’S ANNA-LYSA GAYLE: Can you tell us about what your thoughts are on this nominee? Are you looking forward to considering him?
SEN. CORY BOOKER: Well, first and foremost, we need to understand that this was the only pick amongst his entire list that has explicitly said that a president should not be a subject of a criminal investigation. It’s almost as if the president said, “let me find the person that’s most going to protect me” — under an investigation that’s already led to over 70 charges, over 20 individuals, corporations have been charged, five guilty pleas, one sentencing.
So we have an ongoing investigation that is a bi-partisan supported investigation as we saw throughout the Senate committee and a president who is saying, “I now have a chance to make sure the Supreme Court gives me a get out of jail free card or indemnifies me against many issues that might come against me.”
This is a time in American history where we could literally have the Supreme Court deciding “can a president in any way pardon himself?” “Can a president stop a criminal investigation?” “Can a president fire key people who are doing this investigation?”
All those things could end up before the Supreme Court. He now has put somebody there who has writing [sic] that basically said very clearly, “the president should be free of such investigations.” That, to me, is a massive conflict of interest. We in the Senate who are concerned about avoiding a constitutional crisis, who believe in the rule of law, we should not let his nomination go forward until this investigation is complete.
GAYLE: He has about four people on his shortlist. Would you have considered any of those four people?
BOOKER: Again, right now the nominee is Kavanaugh and I’m speaking to that. This is a situation where I’m actually surprised that President Trump selected the one person who has writings in ways say to him, “hey, you should not be investigated. A president should not have to endure a criminal investigation or be the subject of such investigation.” It is stunning to me that this president would be so overt about his desires to protect himself from criminal prosecution.