Donald Trump nominating Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court was supposed to enshrine a conservative majority.
Three years later Trump is taking stock of the Kavanaugh decision.
Donald Trump admitted something surprising about Brett Kavanaugh.
Trump is not happy with Brett Kavanaugh’s decisions since joining the Supreme Court.
In an interview with author Michael Wolff for his book “Landslide,” Trump tore into Kavanaugh as a gutless ingrate.
“Where would he be without me? I saved his life. He wouldn’t even be in a law firm. Who would have had him? Nobody. Totally disgraced. Only I saved him,” Trump stated.
Trump told Wolff that GOP Senators wanted Trump to ditch Kavanaugh when Christine Blasey Ford and Julie Swetnick came forward with their false allegations of sexual assault and gang rape during Kavanaugh’s confirmation.
“Practically every senator called me … and said, ‘Cut him loose, sir, cut him loose.
He’s killing us, Kavanaugh.’ … I said, ‘I can’t do that,’” Trump added.
Trump told Wolff that he could have picked someone else, but that he fought for Kavanaugh instead.
“I had plenty of time to pick somebody else,” Trump explained. “I went through that thing and fought like hell for Kavanaugh — and I saved his life, and I saved his career. At great expense to myself … okay? I fought for that guy and kept him.”
Some of Trump’s ire with Kavanaugh was in dismissing challenges to the 2020 election, but mainly that Kavanaugh’s currying favor with the left went far beyond that.
“I can’t even believe what’s happening. I’m very disappointed in Kavanaugh. I just told you something I haven’t told a lot of people. In retrospect, he just hasn’t had the courage you need to be a great justice. I’m basing this on more than just the election,” Trump concluded.
This past term Kavanaugh voted with the left to uphold Obamacare for a third time and maintain a 1990 precedent that allowed the government to discriminate against the free exercise of religion.
Trump thought he was getting a conservative fighter in Kavanaugh.
Instead, Kavanaugh is a clone of Chief Justice John Roberts who bases his decisions around what The New York Times will write.
Renewed Right will keep you up-to-date on any new developments in this ongoing story.