Here’s What KJP Had to Say When Asked About Biden Commuting Hunter’s Sentence
Federal Reserve Makes an Announcement About Interest Rates
Media Repeatedly Shed Tears for Repeat Offender Hunter, and a Hockey Writer Finds...
The Economist Took a Close Look at the NYT's Bestseller List and Found...
Trump to Meet With Mitch McConnell for the First Time In Four Years
Federal Judge Blocks DeSantis Ban on Transgender Care Calling it 'Unconstitutional'
Biden Vetoes Chance to Give U.S. Troops a Pay Raise Despite Spending Seven...
State Votes to Block Candidates From Office After 81 to Keep People Like...
Joe Biden Thinks Felon Son Is Being Victimized
House Votes to Hold Attorney General Merrick Garland in Contempt
Voters In This Crucial Blue-State Explain Why They Are Voting for Trump
How House Republicans Are Standing With Israel: NDAA Amendments
You Won’t Believe How This High School Spent a $10,000 Grant
Turley Weighs in on How Pelosi's Admissions Highlight Credibility Issues of J6 Committee
Lia Thomas Loses Legal Challenge to Compete in the Olympics

Feinstein: Kavanaugh Believes Trump Is an 'Oligarch'

One of Democrats' concerns about Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh is that he would let President Trump skirt above the law. Some of Kavanaugh's past writings show that he believes a sitting president should not be subjected to investigations. That should wait until after he or she leaves office. But, Democrats point out, he had a different opinion when Bill Clinton was president. During the Monica Lewinsky scandal, Kavanaugh was all about pursuing answers about the president's conduct. The senators wanted to know what changed.


What changed, Kavanaugh said, was the September 11 terror attacks. The country was at war and he thought President George W. Bush should be shielded from controversy while trying to perform his duties.

"Seeing President Bush when he came into the Oval Office on September 12, 2001 in the morning," Kavanaugh reflected. "President Bush said this will not happen again. He was of single minded focus every morning for the next seven years."

His answer did not placate Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA). On Sunday, she told an audience at the Year of the Woman luncheon in Santa Barbara that Trump likes to hold himself “above the law,” and Kavanaugh would go right along with it. He believes Trump is an "oligarch." 

“The president believes he is above the law," she said. "And this nominee believes this president cannot be investigated, cannot be tried.”


Feinstein added that if moderate Republican Sens. Susan Collins (ME) and Lisa Murkowski (AK) don't come through and vote against the nominee, he will be confirmed.

Other Democrats have pointed out that Kavanaugh once questioned the court ruling in Nixon vs. United States. But, the nominee debunked that theory at last week's hearings too, noting that he has called that court case one of the most important in history.

Join the conversation as a VIP Member


Trending on Townhall Videos