As confirmation hearings proceed in the Senate Judiciary Committee on President Donald Trump’s nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to serve on the Supreme Court, Democrats have endeavored to portray Kavanaugh as a horrible person who has no business even being mentioned in the same breath as the high court, much less seated on it.
But that portrayal flies in the face of glowing recommendations and heartfelt testimonials from people who’ve interacted and worked with Kavanaugh over the years, as they paint a decidedly different picture of Kavanaugh than how Democrats and the media would have everyone view him.
According to the Washingtonian, Kavanaugh received the support of two rather prominent figures in the Washington area in the form of letters to the committee that extolled Kavanaugh’s virtue and called for his quick confirmation to the court.
Volunteer tutor and life coach
One of those letters came from the founding president of the Washington Jesuit Academy, William B. Whitaker, who revealed that Kavanaugh has been a volunteer tutor for the past two years at the school for boys from low-income families.
Whitaker wrote, in part: “I am not writing about politics, religion, or one’s jurisprudence. I am writing to provide personal insight on Brett Kavanaugh’s moral character, based simply on what I have observed while he served as a volunteer tutor at WJA and more recently as a member of our Board of Directors. And while most know him as Judge Kavanaugh, I’ve only ever known him as Brett Kavanaugh.”
Whitaker also wrote of how Kavanaugh served as a mentor and role model for many of the young boys by motivating them to do their homework and partaking in casual conversations about simple life lessons on occasions when their schoolwork was finished early.
Kavanaugh helped these students, “without fanfare, without attention, without anyone watching,” according to Whitaker’s letter.
A friend of law enforcement
The committee also received a letter in support of Kavanaugh from the president of the International Association of Chiefs of Police, Louis M. Dekmar, who had grown acquainted with the judge over the course of his 12-year tenure on the U.S. Court of Appeals in D.C.
Dekmar praised Kavanaugh’s “firm understanding of, and a deep appreciation for, the challenges and complexities confronting our nation’s law enforcement officers” that had been exhibited during those years.
His letter, which was addressed to both committee chair Sen. Chuck Grassley and ranking Democrat Sen. Dianne Feinstein, urged them to quickly proceed through the confirmation hearings and send Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Senate floor for a full vote on his confirmation.
Democrats and their allies in the media would have everyone believe that Judge Kavanaugh is a terrible person, but everything said by those who know the judge personally suggests otherwise. According to his former colleagues, Kavanaugh is a selfless and caring man who concerns himself with meeting the needs of others.
Hopefully these and other letters and testimonials in support of Kavanaugh will hold greater weight with the committee than the grandstanding accusations and smears against the judge by Democrats and the media, who oppose Kavanaugh on ideological grounds and because he was nominated by President Donald Trump.