Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court confirmation was one of the biggest political brawls of Donald Trump’s presidency.
But now all hell is breaking loose.
And Donald Trump confessed one thing about Brett Kavanaugh that no one saw coming.
Donald Trump sat for more than a dozen interviews with corporate media left-wing activists writing books about the final year of the Trump presidency.
One of the authors was Michael Wolff, the controversial author of “Fire and Fury” – a book with many disputed accounts of events in the early years of the Trump administration.
In the interview with Wolff, Trump tore into Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh for lacking courage.
Many conservatives were disappointed with Kavanaugh’s ruling this term where he took his cues from the left and helped conjure up a third technicality to uphold Obamacare rather than deal with the constitutional questions at hand.
Kavanaugh also refused to join the court’s other conservatives in overturning a 1990 precedent that allows the government to discriminate against religious liberty.
In addition, Kavanaugh also refused to hear a challenge to the Pennsylvania Supreme Court usurping the state legislatures’ right to set election law even though the case was well after the 2020 election and would not have done anything to change the outcome.
Finally, Trump was furious that Kavanaugh would not agree to hear the state of Texas’s lawsuit that challenged the outcome in Georgia, Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin.
In the interview with Wolff, Trump explained that conservatives begged Trump to pick someone other than Brett Kavanaugh, who clerked for liberal Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy and who served as an avatar for the Republican D.C. legal establishment.
“There were so many others I could have appointed, and everyone wanted me to,” Trump stated.
Trump felt Kavanaugh owed it to conservatives to act like more of a fighter after Trump saved Kavanaugh’s confirmation by standing by the justice when Christine Blasey Ford lobbed her false allegation that Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her when the two attended a high school party.
“Where would he be without me? I saved his life. He wouldn’t even be in a law firm. Who would have had him? Nobody. Totally disgraced. Only I saved him,” Trump added.
Trump noted that the Kavanaugh confirmation took place in the weeks before the 2018 midterm election and Republican senators worried the allegations against Kavanaugh would cost the GOP their Senate majority.
“Practically every senator called me … and said, ‘Cut him loose, sir, cut him loose. He’s killing us, Kavanaugh.’ … I said, ‘I can’t do that,'” Trump continued.
Trump said there was enough time before the election to pick another nominee, but that Trump rejected the calls to toss Kavanaugh overboard and fought for his confirmation, a battle the Republicans ended up winning.
“I had plenty of time to pick somebody else,” Trump declared. “I went through that thing and fought like hell for Kavanaugh — and I saved his life, and I saved his career. At great expense to myself … okay? I fought for that guy and kept him.”
Trump explained that he didn’t expect Kavanaugh to rule like his personal judge, but that Kavanaugh’s supporters promised a conservative in the mold of Antonin Scalia or Clarence Thomas and instead Kavanaugh’s acted like center-left Chief Justice John Roberts’ apprentice.
“I don’t want anything … but I am very disappointed in him, in his rulings,” Trump said.
“I can’t even believe what’s happening. I’m very disappointed in Kavanaugh. I just told you something I haven’t told a lot of people. In retrospect, he just hasn’t had the courage you need to be a great justice. I’m basing this on more than just the election,” Trump concluded.
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