I’ve been long suspicious of why in October 2018, the GOP members in the White House and the US Senate pushed so hard to confirm Judge Brett Kavanaugh with all of his baggage like a strong reputation for partisanship, his obvious lack of temperament, and the allegations of credible sexual abuse while in a drunken state by women, against him.
Those of us who care about the make-up of the US Supreme Court were scratching our heads because there were numerous alternate jurists, already vetted by their own Federalist Society who were more than qualified but without all the baggage and that could have saved the GOP lawmakers from all the ensuing controversy that developed.
On the evening of the 25th of October, 2018, the GOP icon and friend to the republican President Donald J. Trump, Newt Gingrich was asked in an interview, “what would happen when the Democratic Party candidates win the majority of seats in the US House of Representatives to where they are in a position to subpoena the president’s tax returns.”
Newt Gingrich responded, “That’s when we find out if the fight to push the confirmation of Judge Brett Kavanaugh onto the US Supreme Court was worth it.
In 2009, Judge Kavanaugh wrote an article for the Minnesota Law Review arguing that the US Congress should pass a law to exempt a sitting president from criminal prosecution or investigation.
Judge Kavanaugh wrote“I believe that the president should be excused from some of the burdens of ordinary citizenship while serving in office. We should not burden a sitting president with civil suits, criminal investigations, or criminal prosecutions.”
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On October 25, 2018, Caroline Kelly of CNN penned the following report, “Gingrich: Democrats probing Trump tax returns would show if ‘Kavanaugh fight was worth it’
“Former Speaker of the House and Trump ally Newt Gingrich said Thursday (10/25/18) that if Democrats subpoena President Donald Trump, Republicans will see whether Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s tumultuous confirmation process “was worth it.”
“Then they’ll be trapped into appealing to the Supreme Court, and we’ll see whether or not the Kavanaugh fight was worth it,” Gingrich replied.”