Elder Patriot – It took Brett Kavanaugh one day to put the lie to Hillary Clinton’s claim that he is a racist.
Last Friday, Hillary was addressing the American Federation of Teachers when she resorted the the same tired Democratic playbook in an attempt to denigrate someone who represents a challenge to Democrat orthodoxy:
“Let me say a word about the nomination of Judge Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court. This nomination holds out the threat of devastating consequences for workers rights, civil rights, LGBT rights, women’s rights — including those to make our own health decisions.”
“I used to worry that they [the Republicans] wanted to turn the clock back to the 1950s. Now I worry they want to turn it back to the 1850’s.”
This was the day before Senators were to vote on President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and Hillary was trying to drape a return to slavery around Kavanaugh’s neck.
Thankfully, Republicans ignored her, something that’s become increasingly easier to do the more unhinged she becomes.
Kavanaugh was confirmed the next day and sworn in by Chief Justice John Roberts on Sunday in a private ceremony.
Last night President Trump presided over a passing of the torch between retired Justice Anthony Kennedy and Kavanaugh whose seat he now assumes. Kavanaugh previously clerked for Justice Kennedy making the first time a former clerk replaced his mentor on the High Court.
By last night Kavanaugh announced the team of clerks he had brought on board. All four are women. One of those women is black.
Kavanaugh’s clerks are Shannon Grammel, Megan Lacy, Sara Nommensen and Kim Jackson. This makes Kavanaugh the first Supreme Court justice to hire an all female class of clerks.
So much for Hillary’s charges on at two of those counts, eh?
But what about Hillary’s favorite Justice – Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg? Surely over the 25+ years Justice Ginsburg, that paragon of affirmative action and equal rights, has sat on the court she’s mentored innumerable black clerks? Right?
The ultra liberal Justice has hired at least 100 clerks over the past quarter century but only one – one! – was black.
Ginsburg refusal to integrate her staff was known during her confirmation process:
During her 1993 confirmation hearings, GOP Sen. Orrin Hatch of Utah asked Ginsburg if a court might reasonably conclude that a small business in a majority black city that hired 57 white employees and zero black employees over a period of years was discriminatory. Ginsburg dodged, before Hatch pointed out that was in fact her own record of clerkship hiring in her 13 years on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit. (H/T DCNF)
Adding that up, Ginsburg has found only one black out of 157 that meets her standards. Yet she has been an ardent defender of affirmative action.