By Robert A. Vella
It was anticipated that this week would be a tumultuous one in Washington D.C. following the Labor Day holiday, but the news so far today has exceeded all expectations. As the U.S. Senate confirmation hearings began for President Trump’s supreme court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, protesters were arrested, Democratic senators expressed outrage over access to Kavanaugh’s judicial records, and scrutiny renewed regarding the nominee’s alleged lying to Congress about his role in the Bush Administration’s counter-terrorism activities. Kavanaugh is the most controversial nominee for the U.S. Supreme Court since Robert Bork in 1987 primarily because it is believed he will provide the deciding vote to overturn Roe v. Wade and that his support of executive authority might be unrestrained as well as an affront to the nation’s constitutional separation of powers.
Obviously, Trump is in the center of this furor as new revelations are coming…
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