Judge Napolitano Zings Dems for ‘Bitterness’ in Kavanaugh Hearings: Surprising ‘Lack of Civility’


On Fox News, following the first session of today’s first hearing for Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh, FNC’s Chris Wallace, Brit Hume, Dana Perino, and Andrew Napolitano discussed, among other things, the conduct of the hearing. Judge Napolitano in particular was put off by what he called the “acerbic” tone of Democrats.

“I was quite surprised at the acerbic tone and the lack of civility that the Democrats fomented right from the start this morning,” he said. In rather an understatement, he added that Democrats “are apparently still brooding over the manner in which judge Merrick Garland, President Obama’s nominee to replace the late justice Scalia was treated by the Republican Senate two years ago.”

“They have obviously concluded that they lack the votes to defeat the Kavanaugh nomination,” said Napolitano. “So, if you can’t interfere with a nomination, let’s interfere with the process.”

Napolitano said that he doesn’t see the interruptions and tone playing well with independents or the democratic “base” but that it might with the more “leftish” voters. He also said that most of the objections are to the person who nominated Kavanaugh, or are about the composition of the court, and that Kavanaugh can’t bear “any measure of responsibility” for those things.

Napolitano pointed out that Kavanaugh will have an opportunity to speak this afternoon, and believes that will change the tenor of the hearing.

“I know Judge Kavanaugh. He is the guy next door,” he said. “Once he starts chatting, I think a lot of this bitterness will either go away or will seem childish by comparison.”

Watch the clip above, courtesy of Fox News.

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