Hillary Clinton hopped back on her soapbox Monday, in light of the Labor Day holiday; instead of commemorating the actual purpose of the day, the two-time failed presidential candidate took to Twitter and used the holiday to encourage her followers to #StopKavanaugh.
Happy Labor Day. There's no better time to talk about why workers’ rights would suffer if Brett Kavanaugh, whose hearings for a lifetime appointment to the Supreme Court start tomorrow, is confirmed.— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) September 3, 2018
Since President Trump’s upset victory over Clinton in 2016, the two-time nominee has refused to stay out of the political arena, and has been a leading voice in the ‘Resistance’ movement to oppose virtually any policy move by the Trump Administration. This angry thread of tweets comes asrumors swirlof Clinton mulling a third presidential bid; this, of course, would be nothing short of a generous gift to the GOP.
Clinton all but claimed that a Justice Kavanaugh on the bench would be the end of unions as we know it, and that the seasoned Judge would be detrimental to ‘workers’ rights.’ Most notably, Clinton completely butchered the effect of the Supreme Court’s ruling on Janus v. AFSCME.
Despite the unhinged outrage from the Left, this ruling simply implemented protections for the American worker. The 5-4 ruling did not ban public-sector unions, or prevent anyone from joining any union they so please; in fact, the ruling did just the opposite: it allows workers to have the freedom to choose whether or not to unionize. Now, if workers choose not to join a public-sector union, the respective union cannot force mandatory fees on them. Public-sector unions are notoriousfor spending their collective dues money, funded directly by workers and taxpayers alike, nearly exclusively on Democratic candidates. This is a complete overreach and an assault on the rights of American workers to choose where their own money goes, and forces those workers to comply with speech with which they may not agree. The SCOTUS ruling allows unions to collect dues from employees who are actually members, and gives back to workers the right to choose. Of course, the actual reality of the ruling is a less convenient political narrative, and does not contribute to the effort to halt Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation.
A graduate of Yale University and its School of Law, Judge Kavanaugh saton the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia circuit for 12 years; this particular circuit has historically been a prerequisite for the highest court. Kavanaugh also receiveda ‘Well-Qualified’ endorsement from the American Bar Association, which is typically the most sought-after affirmation for nominees. This same endorsement was given to Merrick Garland, whom Democrats love to use as a talking point against Kavanaugh, despite the fact that Democratic leaders solidified their own fate with Garland, after a stern warning from Mitch McConnell. With little to attack Kavanaugh on, Democrats are also calling for Leader McConnell to wait until after the 2018 midterm elections for a vote on the nominee, citing McConnell’s risky move to block Merrick Garland right before the 2016 general election. As any reasonable person will admit, a presidential election is not directly comparable to a midterm year; even more, Democrats seem to forget that Justice Kagan was confirmed in August of 2010 just before a midterm election.
With astellar reputationfrom his previous clerks and an impressive resume, voting no on Judge Kavanaugh will be difficult for Senate Democrats to justify, especially for vulnerable red-state Democrats up for re-election in 2018. Kavanaugh will begin to face the United States Senate tomorrow, with Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and Chairman of the Committee on the Judiciary Chuck Grassley (R-IA) in his corner.