Chris Wallace interviewed Senator Ben Cardin (D, MD) on his Fox News Sunday program last Sunday.
Here are some of the claims Cardin made.
The change that Senator McConnell made to the rules on the Supreme Court really caused us to be much more partisan in this[.]
I don’t believe that Justice Kavanaugh’s in the mainstream of judicial thought.
Kavanaugh’s confirmation puts at risk “the progress we’ve made on health care issues, on women’s Constitutional rights, and on protecting the Mueller investigation.”
Not quite, although this is America, and Cardin is entitled [sic] to his spin.
Filibustering confirmations is by design partisan. Absent overt filibustering—courtesy of Cardin’s erstwhile Leader Harry Reid; McConnell only completed Reid’s program—engaging in character assassination and smear as the preferred means of blocking a confirmation is especially, despicably partisan.
Not mainstream? In Cardin’s fetid imagination and that of his fellow Progressive-Democrats, “mainstream” is judges with feelz and Latina wisdom. “Mainstream” also is the Constitution meaning whatever a judge thinks it should mean instead of what its text says. No, Kavanaugh is in the heart of the envelope: the text of the Constitution and of a law is what should be adhered to.
Regarding what Cardin is pleased to call “progress,”—health care issues, women’s Constitutional rights, and protecting the Mueller investigation—these are political matters, not judicial ones. Cardin and his fellow Progressive-Democrats need to make their case in the political branches and quit hiding behind judges’ robes. If these politicians are unable to impose their political views on the rest of us, they need to accept that us unwashed masses disagree with them, and move on.