Kavanaugh grilled by Senate Judiciary Committee
SOUTH BEND, Ind. – it’s day two of the confirmation hearing for President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee.
Tuesday’s hearing came to an explosive start as dozens protesters were escorted out of the hearing for being disruptive.
“You’re always going to have some kind of protests but now I think we’re going to enter into a phase where protests are directly more vocal and on hand,” said Professor Tim Willig, IUSB History Department Chair.
Democrats on the committee were just as vocal, demanding the proceedings come to a halt after belatedly getting information on the nominee.
Several senators argued they only had 10 percent of Kavanaugh’s public record.
Dr. Timothy willig, iusb history department chair
“There isn’t any glaring examples of past committee’s complaining they didn’t have enough information to proceed, but there’s always subtly and I suspect there are political attempts to not show clearly, one’s full credentials,” said Willig.
Democrats called Kavanuagh’s credentials into question Wednesday, specifically his time as an attorney for President George Bush.
Records of that stint were withheld from the hearing, thanks to executive privilege by the President Trump.
But Democrats took a closer look at his stance on abortion rights, gun control and his loyalty to the president.
Kavanaugh’s responses leaned on broader answers and precedent.
“If a person is vague and doesn’t necessarily get into the trenches, he’ll probably survive the hearing, especially this candidate,” said Willig.