After Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court appointment was hurried through by Republicans to fit partisan interests, a proper investigation is needed, suggests John Nichols of The Nation. The sexual harassment allegations against him were very solid. Revealing the full truth is necessary. Additionally, Kavanaugh clearly lied, while under oath, during his confirmation hearing. Republicans have shown their partisan motivations by ignoring such evidence and doing everything possible to push through his appointment. It is likely that he didn’t appear before the U.S. Senate once without telling a lie. This is unacceptable for a Supreme Court justice.
The effort to discredit Brett Kavanaugh by Democrats is the main reason for their proposed investigation, asserts Andrew C. McCarthy of National Review. Using unproven allegations that lacked many key details to try to prevent his appointment was an example of naked partisanship. Democrats did not care that the accusations lacked evidence; they used them as much as they could to fight Kavanaugh. Unable to take their loss, they are now pushing onward with plans for a new investigation to smear the Supreme Court justice. They want the detail and thoroughness of a criminal investigation, but not the customary and rightful assumption of innocence.