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Response to madaboutharry (Reply #20)

Sun Sep 23, 2018, 07:28 AM

24. Reportedly, McGahn has been heavily invested in Kavanaugh

and pushed his selection to Trump. He seems unable to make the rational choice to cut Kavanaugh loose. It makes no sense as McGahn has been fairly sane as WH counsel and has spoken extensively with Mueller. Even McConnell told him Kavanaugh's confirmation was iffy.

There are plenty of rw judges who could be confirmed, so why push him forward in the first place? Could it be that Kavanaugh is political hack with a law degree and can be counted on to rule in favor of something when it helps Rs (ala Bush vs Gore) and against the same thing if would help Ds? For ex, if the court would expand executive authority, that could be used be all future presidents, not just republican ones. A real jurist, even a conservative one, is very likely to uphold precedent, but one who's a political hack wouldn't.

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