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  1. Behind the scenes
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    18 Sep '18 06:21
    Donald Trump thinks he's the smartest guy in the room, but he should have listened to Mitch McConnell about Judge Kavanaugh, sexual misconduct allegations aside, Kavanaugh comes with a lot of judicial baggage.

    Senator Mitch McConnell, the Republican leader, told President Trump that Judges Raymond M. Kethledge and Thomas M. Hardiman presented the fewest obvious obstacles to being confirmed to replace Justice Anthony M. Kennedy on the Supreme Court, according to Republican officials briefed on the conversation.

    While careful not to directly make the case for any would-be justice, Mr. McConnell made clear in multiple phone calls with Mr. Trump and the White House counsel, Donald F. McGahn II, that the lengthy paper trail of another top contender, Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh, would pose difficulties for his confirmation.

    Mr. McConnell is concerned about the volume of the documents that Judge Kavanaugh has created in his 12 years on the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, as well as in his roles as White House staff secretary under President George W. Bush and assistant to Kenneth W. Starr, the independent counsel who investigated President Bill Clinton.

    The number of pages is said to run into the millions, which Mr. McConnell fears could hand Senate Democrats an opportunity to delay the confirmation vote until after the new session of the court begins in October, with the midterm elections looming. And while Judge Kavanaugh’s judicial opinions are publicly known, Mr. McConnell is uneasy about relitigating Bush-era controversies.

    I don't agree with Mitch McConnell's political ideology, but "The Donald" should have heeded his advice.
  2. Joined
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    18 Sep '18 08:15
    Originally posted by @mchill
    Donald Trump thinks he's the smartest guy in the room, but he should have listened to Mitch McConnell about Judge Kavanaugh, sexual misconduct allegations aside, Kavanaugh comes with a lot of judicial baggage.

    Senator Mitch McConnell, the Republican leader, told President Trump that Judges Raymond M. Kethledge and Thomas M. Hardiman presented the fewest o ...[text shortened]... agree with Mitch McConnell's political ideology, but "The Donald" should have heeded his advice.
    You can be experienced without writing a lot of documents? Is McConnell in favor of inexperienced Judges?
    Sounds like McConnell wants Raymond M. Kethledge or Thomas M. Hardiman instead and can't make up a good enough BS excuse for it.