September 06, 2018

Crapo Looks Into Kavanaugh Judicial Record on SCOTUS Confirmation Hearing Day 2

Questions focused on Judge Kavanaugh's established judicial record

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Mike Crapo yesterday questioned Judge Brett Kavanaugh during the Senate Judiciary Committee’s first round of questioning as part of its week-long hearing to consider Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court of the United States. 

During a 30-minute question and answer session, Senator Crapo asked Judge Kavanaugh about his judicial jurisprudence and the proper role of a judge.  In an effort to delve deeper into Kavnaugh’s true judicial record, Crapo highlighted Kavanaugh’s rulings in numerous previous D.C. Circuit cases.  Cases discussed included certain protections for victims of domestic violence and protections against racial bias and discrimination. 

In closing, Senator Crapo asked, “The most important issue to me in considering your nomination is whether you will be an activist judge, or will you follow the law as it is written?” 

Citing Federalist 78, Kavanaugh replied, “It is my duty to serve as an independent judge who follows the law as it is written.  The Judiciary is the weakest branch of government as it truly has no force or will, but merely judgement.  I will give it my all as I have done for the last 12 plus years on the D.C. Circuit.” 

Round two of questioning will take place today, September 6, 2018.  Senator Crapo’s full line of questioning with Judge Kavanaugh can be viewed here or by clicking the image below. 

Click the image above to view the full question-answer session. 

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