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Cal Thomas: Eminently qualified Kavanaugh facing hostile Democrats

Cal Thomas: Eminently qualified Kavanaugh facing hostile Democrats

Since Robert Bork's "borking" 30 years ago, Senate Judiciary Committee hearings for a high court nominee by a Republican president have become predictable.

Democrats, who favor a "living Constitution," meaning whatever they think the founding document ought to say, are pitted against "originalists," who believe the document speaks for itself and should be taken as something only slightly less compelling than holy writ.

The hearings for Brett Kavanaugh are following the script with one addition. Democrats, who know they are unlikely to block Mr. Kavanaugh's confirmation, are using it to stimulate their base ahead of the November...

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