Brett Kavanaugh has once again appealed to the American people.
On Thursday, the Supreme Court nominee penned an op-ed in the Wall Street Journal to tell all Americans, “I am an independent, impartial judge.”
Don’t Mistake Emotion
During Kavanaugh’s Senate hearing on September 4, we saw the judge as we have rarely seen him in public.
He was agitated, emotional, and extremely passionate — and he admitted as such in his op-ed, saying he testified with his family in mind: “I was very emotional last Thursday, more so than I have ever been. I might have been too emotional at times. … I hope everyone can understand that I was there as a son, husband and dad.”
Detractors said the speech proved his temperament was not representative of what we need to see on the Supreme Court. Supporters said he delivered the type of passionate denial that was needed to make it clear he was truly innocent.
At the end of the day, if you believed Kavanaugh, you believed him more after hearing his speech. If you were against him, you found a reason to use his speech to further make your case.
Addressing the “temperament” criticism, the judge sought to clarify his position: “Going forward, you can count on me to be the same kind of judge and person I have been for my entire 28-year legal career: hardworking, even-keeled, open-minded, independent and dedicated to the Constitution and the public good,” Kavanaugh wrote in the op-ed.
Breaking the Silence
Since Kavanaugh’s testimony in front of the Judiciary Committee, we have heard very little from the SCOTUS hopeful.
There was a general feeling the tide was slowly changing against him as Democrat mouthpieces went virtually unchallenged as everyone awaited the FBI investigation report.
Kavanaugh broke that silence with his eloquent op-ed to reinforce to the American people he is, in fact, suited to the position.
What we saw from him during the hearing was a man fighting for his life and his professional career.
What we saw in his op-ed, however, was a distinguished legal professional assuring ALL Americans that he will sit on the bench with a blindfold and dispense justice as it was meant to be dispensed.
Judge Kavanaugh has almost three decades of legal experience to support his case.
Never has this man given any indication he has anything but the law as his first priority when he presides over a case.
“I have been known for my courtesy on and off the bench. I have not changed,” Kavanaugh wrote. “I will continue to be the same kind of judge I have been for the last 12 years.”
In other words, he is the perfect candidate to fill the empty seat on the Supreme Court.