‘Complicit In The Evil’?

Dem Senators’ Radical, Unhinged Rhetoric On Highly Qualified Supreme Court Nominee Judge Kavanaugh

SEN. JOHN CORNYN (R-TX): “[M]y advice to some of our friends across the aisle who are engaged in this kind of superheated rhetoric, my advice is: get a grip.” (Sen. Cornyn, Floor Remarks, 7/25/2018)


Senate Dems: ‘Destruction Of The Constitution Of The United States,’ ‘A Nominee Who Wants To Pave The Path To Tyranny’

SEN. CORY BOOKER (D-NJ), Judiciary Committee Member: “I’m here to call on folks to understand that in a moral moment, there is no ‘neutral.’ In a moral moment, there is no ‘bystanders.’ You are either complicit in the evil, you are either contributing to the wrong, or you are fighting against it…. And so I’m calling on everyone right now who understands what’s at stake, who understands who Kavanaugh is.” (Sen. Booker, Press Conference, 7/24/2018)

SEN. KAMALA HARRIS (D-CA), Judiciary Committee Member: “We’re looking at a destruction of the Constitution of the United States as far as I can tell …” (MSNBC’s “Hardball,” 6/27/2018)

SEN. MAZIE HIRONO (D-HI), Judiciary Committee Member: “No, it doesn’t matter who he is putting forward.” (CNN’s “The Situation Room,” 6/27/2018)

SEN. RICHARD BLUMENTHAL (D-CT), Judiciary Committee Member: “… Judge Kavanaugh is your worst nightmare.” (McClatchy, 7/10/2018)

SEN. JEFF MERKLEY (D-OR): “This is a nominee who wants to pave the path to tyranny.” (Sen. Merkley, Center for American Progress Rally at Supreme Court, 7/09/2018)

SEN. ELIZABETH WARREN (D-MA): “Let’s just be blunt about what this means. His nomination is a threat to people of color, to women, to workers, to the LGBTQ community, to people living in poverty.” (Repairers of the Breach, Facebook, 7/24/2018)

SEN. CHRIS MURPHY (D-CT): “Brett Kavanaugh is an anti-consumer zealot … a Second Amendment radical, and a bad choice for the Supreme Court. Not a close call. I will vote NO.” (Sen. Murphy, @ChrisMurphyCT, Twitter, 7/09/2018)


Other Prominent Dems: ‘Will Threaten The Lives Of Millions Of Americans For Decades To Come’

FORMER GOV. TERRY McAULIFFE (D-VA): “The nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh will threaten the lives of millions of Americans for decades to come …” (Terry McAuliffe, @TerryMcAuliffe, Twitter, 7/09/2018)

BRAD WOODHOUSE, Former DNC Communications Director: “Hell no on Kavanaugh! Hell no on Kavanaugh! Hell no on Kavanaugh!” (Center for American Progress Rally at Supreme Court, 7/09/2018)

THINKPROGRESS: If Kavanaugh is confirmed, you can kiss the right to vote goodbye” (ThinkProgress, 7/16/2018)

Dems’ Left-Wing Base: ‘We Need A Person Who Will Physically Put Their Body On The Tracks’

NY LIBERAL ACTIVIST: “We need a person who will physically put their body on the tracks … This decorum and civility — we don’t have the luxury for that.” (“Liberals Tell Schumer To Scrap Decorum And Civility In Battling Trump,” The Washington Post, 7/03/2018)

  • MICHAEL MOORE: “We first have to find ways to stop that vote from happening…. I’ll join a million other people surrounding the United States Capitol. I will stand there … Bill, let me tell you something, if this judge goes through … That's it, it's over.” (HBO’s “Real Time with Bill Maher,” 6/29/2018)



Related Issues: Judicial Nominations, Senate Democrats, Supreme Court