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Retired Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens: Kavanaugh Isn’t Qualified For The Supreme Court

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Retired Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens: Kavanaugh Isn’t Qualified For The Supreme Court





Retired U.S. Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens, a lifelong Republican, told a small crowd in Boca Raton, Fla., on Thursday that “Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s performance at confirmation hearings should disqualify him,” The Palm Beach Post’s Lulu Ramadan reports.

“I’ve changed my views for reasons that have no relationship to his intellectual ability,” Stevens said, noting Kavanaugh’s temperament.

“The Senators should pay attention to this,” Stevens added.

The Hill added:

Stevens said that criticism over Kavanaugh’s temperament for the court following the heated testimony before the panel had “merit.”

Kavanaugh’s nomination has been mired by three women accusing him of varying degrees of sexual misconduct from when he was in high school and in college.

Kavanaugh has fiercely denied all the allegations.

Stevens, who dissented on Bush v. Gore, said the influence of partisan politics on the judicial branch “is worse” than ever, according to the Post.




In March, Stevens triggered the right after he wrote a New York Times op-ed calling for the repeal of the Second Amendment in the wake of the March for Our Lives rally in Washington, D.C.

President Trump responded to Stevens’s op-ed, tweeting: “THE SECOND AMENDMENT WILL NEVER BE REPEALED!”

“Despite the words yesterday of former Supreme Court Justice Stevens, NO WAY,” Trump wrote.





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