Former President Jimmy Carter didnt mince words while discussing Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh during a visit to Emory University on Thursday.
The 39th president called Kavanaughs confirmation to the highest court in the land a very serious mistake while speaking to a civil rights class, The Emory Wheel first reported.
Carter said he believed Kavanaugh lost his cool while testifying before the Senate Judiciary Committee in September. The then-federal appeals court judge drew intense criticism over his aggressive ― and at times, weepy ― denial of Christine Blasey Fords allegation that he sexually assaulted her when they were both high school students.
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Whether or not [Kavanaugh] attempted to rape a woman … I thought he was temperamentally unfit to serve on the Supreme Court because of his outburst during the hearing, Carter can be heard telling the students in a video posted to Facebook.
I think most of the American people were not in favor of his being on the Supreme Court, he added. Judging by his previous legal career, he was very qualified. But … I think he did attack her sexually and I know that I saw him lose his cool.
President Donald Trumps most recent Supreme Court nomination isnt the only decision Carter has spoken out against. The longtime Democrat told students at another Emory event last month that he would like to change all of Trumps policies.
If I were foolish enough to feel I could be president again, I think the first thing I would do would be to change all of the policies that President Trump has initiated, he said.
Democratic Rep. Maxine Waters is predicting the backlash against newly confirmed Supreme Court Justice Brett M. Kavanaugh will continue well into his tenure.
Speaking to Black Hollywood Live before the 2018 Merge Summit in Los Angeles on Friday, Mrs. Waters had some words of encouragement for people who feel dejected by the confirmation of Justice Kavanaugh, who faced allegations of committing sexual misconduct more than 30 years ago.
“Never stop,” she instructed liberals, according to a clip flagged by NTK Network on Monday. “That is what we have to do with what happened to Kavanaugh and this confirmation process.
The opposition is not limited to Trumps Supreme Court nominees. His appeals court nominees who enjoy the American Bar Associations highest rating have received, on average, more than three times as many negative confirmation votes as President Barack Obamas nominees, five times as many as President George W. Bushs nominees, and six times as many as those of President Bill Clinton.
“It was heartbreaking, but I think women are not going to recede,” she said. “Women are going to continue to confront what took place in that confirmation and him. And he won’t rest easy in his job.”
More than half of Trumps lower court nominations have had at least one negative vote for confirmation, compared to only 4 percent for the previous five presidents in their first two years. Overall, Trumps nominations have received an average of 17 negative votes, compared to less than one negative vote for his predecessors nominations.
Mrs. Waters said it’s important for voters to dust themselves off ahead of the midterm elections on Nov. 6.
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“As we go through life, we’re going to have the good times and we’re going to have the not-so-good times,” she said. “Even if you’re feeling a little down, get a good night’s rest and get up and get ready to go all over again.”
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In a separate interview with Fab TV at the same event, the congresswoman said she only supports protests if they remain peaceful.
“Protest cannot be deemed violent. The only thing that can be deemed violent is if you touch somebody, you hit somebody, you shoot somebody. I don’t believe in violent protest. I believe in peaceful protest,” she said.