comScore Sheldon Whitehouse Rips Supreme Court as Beholden to Republican Special Interests

Sen. Whitehouse Rips Supreme Court as in Pocket of ‘Big Republican Special Interests’

Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) tore into Republicans on Friday morning as the Senate Judiciary Committee debated a vote on Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, set for this afternoon.

The Rhode Island Democrat gave a dramatic diatribe in which he pledged to find the truth behind the sexual misconduct allegations against Kavanaugh.

“Over time I expect the facts to come out,” Whitehouse said. “Cover ups never last. The sand is running through Judge Kavanaugh’s hourglass. And I pledge whatever I can do to make sure that the truth of his conduct is ultimately determined.”

Concluding his statements, Whitehouse took aim at the “big Republican special interests” he claimed influence the Supreme Court.

“Setting aside this botch, we go back to a Supreme Court that is so far too often dancing to the tune of a handful of big Republican special interests,” Whitehouse said. Big Republican special interests funding the Federalist Society that is now picking Supreme Court nominees. Big Republican special interests using the unlimited dark money power the Supreme Court gave them to mount TV ad campaigns for Supreme Court nominees.”

“And big Republican special interests on the winning side of those with 70, 5-4 partisan victories,” he continued. “The fruits of their political labor. People are catching on. The record of this is undeniable, and as I said, it will be a disaster for the court court.”

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