After President Trump announced his nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, Senator Ben Sasse (R-Nebraska) didn’t mince words:
Brett Kavanaugh is a serious jurist known for careful deliberation. This doesn’t matter to many on the left. Sadly, the #Resistance is going to try to bork him by portraying him as a cross between Lex Luthor and Darth Vader. This isn’t the apocalypse – this is an opportunity to thoroughly review Kavanaugh’s record, debate this seriously, and celebrate our system of checks, balances, and limited government.
Sasse appeared on Fox News to discuss the news, and the problems with civic education in America today:
A judge’s job is not to be making social policy for America. A judge’s job is to defend the Constitution, to defend the rights of individuals, and ultimately to rule on what the law says, not what they wish the law would be. And so we have a basic breakdown of American civics going back four and five decades now. Since the late 1960s we haven’t been teaching our kids why we have three branches of government, why we separate power, why they check and balance one other.