If you have not seen any of Brett Kavanaugh’s testimony today, you absolutely must watch this segment from the Rachel Maddow Show.
Today I had not had an opportunity to see him speak – so tonight I was finally able sit down and watch and listen. My god – oh, my god. I cannot say this strongly enough – this man is unhinged, he is infantile, he is totally unfit to serve on the Supreme Court or any court. You’ve just got to watch his rants during which he comes close to frothing at the mouth. Then he’ll tear up, but not in a sad way – he wells up in the way a little kid does when throwing a tantrum and shouting, “it’s not fair, it’s just not fair, everybody’s against me!”
Just watch this guy and ask yourself – if you were interviewing him for a job, no matter what that might be, would you give him the job? – no way, no how.
I guess what I’m saying is this: if we were to set aside all other issues – the multiple credible allegations of sexual assault, the lying under oath, the heavy drinking, the lack of respect for women’s reproductive rights, the refusal to support fact-finding by the FBI, etc., etc. – even if we were to set all those issues aside, and consider only Kavanaugh’s performance today, it alone would disqualify him from serving on the Supreme Court or on any court for that matter. His sputtering rants and his unhinged, and at times, nearly incoherent retorts, his flashes of unrestrained anger as he lashed out again and again, his aggrieved tears of indignation – these things, in and of themselves, must preclude him from being confirmed. He simply does not posses the demeanor, stature, or constitution of a judge (even though, somehow he actually is one). I don’t see how a single Senator can vote in his favor (yet, sadly, I believe most or all Republican Senators will). I have never seen this kind of irrational, unbalanced behavior in a judge and I hope to never see it again.