Cornyn: Kavanaugh Circus Has Come Back to Town


In: All News   Posted 09/18/2019
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‘I’d hoped that we had moved beyond this embarrassing chapter for the Senate and for the country, but the circus has somehow returned.’

‘This time the wild accusations didn't play out here in the Senate, but rather in the New York Times… The authors and editors managed to leave out the most critical detail of the entire story.’

‘This is just the latest assault on the independence of the federal judiciary by a party that is struggling to come to grips with reality.’

WASHINGTON – Today on the floor, U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) discussed Democrats’ renewed campaign against and calls for impeaching Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh. Excerpts of Sen. Cornyn’s floor remarks are below, and video can be found here.

“Justice Brett Kavanaugh was confirmed almost a year ago, but that hadn't stopped the partisans on the Left from carrying out their fact-devoid smear campaign. About this time last year, the confirmation hearing for an exceptionally well-qualified nominee for the Supreme Court was turned into a media circus over uncorroborated and unsubstantiated allegations.”

“I’d hoped that we had moved beyond this embarrassing chapter for the Senate and for the country, but the circus has somehow returned.”

“This time the wild accusations didn't play out here in the Senate, but rather in the New York Times.”

“The authors and editors managed to leave out the most critical detail of the entire story.”

“Some Democrats saw an opportunity to continue their smear campaign against this good man. They pounced on these unsubstantiated claims as evidence of wrongdoing by Justice Kavanaugh and began calling for his impeachment.”

“This is just the latest assault on the independence of the federal judiciary by a party that is struggling to come to grips with reality.”

“I’d like to reiterate the commitment made by the Majority Leader earlier this week. As long as we remain in the Senate, we will prevent this type of mob rule and this sort of media circus and fight to preserve the rule of law and the independence of our judiciary.”