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Kavanaugh Op-Ed: ‘I Will Keep an Open Mind in Every Case’

“I know that my tone was sharp, and I said a few things I should not have said. I hope everyone can understand that I was there as a son, husband and dad.”

By NTK Staff | 10.05.2018 @11:00am
Kavanaugh Op-Ed: ‘I Will Keep an Open Mind in Every Case’

Judge Brett Kavanaugh, Presdient Trump’s nominee to fill the Supreme Court vacancy left by Justice Anthony Kennedy, penned an op-ed in the Wall Street Journal on Thursday that, in part, serves to explain why he behaved the way he did during last week’s congressional testimony.

Kavanaugh, who at times was defiant during his testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee, explained both his judicial philosophy, emphasizing his career of impartiality:

Over the past 12 years, I have ruled sometimes for the prosecution and sometimes for criminal defendants, sometimes for workers and sometimes for businesses, sometimes for environmentalists and sometimes for coal miners. In each case, I have followed the law. I do not decide cases based on personal or policy preferences. I am not a pro-plaintiff or pro-defendant judge. I am not a pro-prosecution or pro-defense judge. I am a pro-law judge.

He also explained the perspective and reasoning behind why he defended his character and record as vehemently as he did:

I was very emotional last Thursday, more so than I have ever been. I might have been too emotional at times. I know that my tone was sharp, and I said a few things I should not have said. I hope everyone can understand that I was there as a son, husband and dad. I testified with five people foremost in my mind: my mom, my dad, my wife, and most of all my daughters.

Kavanaugh concluded his op-ed by stating that he would “keep an open mind in every case and always strive to preserve the Constitution of the United States and the American rule of law.”

A cloture vote on Kavanaugh’s nomination is expected Friday, and a confirmation vote by the full Senate this weekend.

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