Democrats’ strong opposition to Brett Kavanaugh is exaggerated; they should recognize his qualities and their value to the country, writes Senator Orrin G. Hatch in USA Today. Since President Trump’s announcement, Kavanaugh’s name has been dragged through the mud by many on the left. However, a family man, he has a solid moral compass that would serve the Supreme Court well. He has long promoted women and minorities professionally. Kavanaugh is also highly respected for the quality of his work in academia, by the left and right. Democrats should move beyond partisanship and see his value.
Brett Kavanaugh’s ideals on abortion, the environment and gun laws make him the opposite of what Democrats stand for, suggest Grewal, Kapczynski and Kohler-Hausmann of the LA Times. He has argued against legal precedent to impose his abortion views on trials. There are several better Republican candidates that stand for abortion rights, which Democrats could support. While he has proven to have a nice personality, this matters little in deciding the country’s laws. Some liberals back him, but are unlikely to open him up to their ideals once he’s on the Supreme Court. He’s not a candidate Democrats can support.