Democrats' strong opposition to Brett Kavanaugh being appointed to the Supreme Court is justified, given that Republicans are hiding his past from the public, asserts Amanda Marcotte of Salon. The vast majority of his records have been kept private. They likely contain information that would jeopardize Kavanaugh’s appointment. Otherwise, it makes little sense that Republicans so strongly refuse to the release them, even in the face of accusations of trying to hide the full truth. They likely want to hide records that show Kavanaugh’s strongly conservative values, which is exactly what the GOP wants in the Supreme Court. Democrats are right to object.
The strong opposition and excessive criticism of Brett Kavanaugh by Democrats is mired in partisan ideals and political gamesmanship, holds Katie Pavlich of The Hill. His first Supreme Court hearing was interrupted, with Democrats speaking out of turn and doing anything to disrupt the process. Accusations that Republicans are wrongly withholding his records ignore the 480,000 record pages that are already freely available. Left-wing protesters are organizing to interrupt the proceedings, potentially having been encouraged by Democrats. Kavanaugh was not even allowed to make his opening statement until late afternoon. Such tactics are inappropriate.