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NYT Columnist Attacks Kavanaugh Confirmation

New York Times columnist David Brooks called Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation battle, “one of the most unpleasant and undignified and depressing spectacles I’ve seen covering in my career.”

Brooks stated, “I would say this was most — one of the most unpleasant and undignified and depressing spectacles I’ve seen covering in my career.”

“[W]hat I saw in the Senate and among commentariat and in the country at large is that everybody returned to their tribal corners. If you support Democrats, you believe Ford. If you believe Republicans, you believe Kavanaugh. And you just returned your tribal corner. And, to me, the core problem is that the Supreme Court, which used to be held up above politics as a series of wise men and women who could interpret the Constitution, now, on the key issues, falls on party-line votes. It’s just another tribal institution in American life.”

“And so, to me, it’s a depressing commentary on democracy, really.”

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