I’m more concerned about his views on other matters, especially the power of the president. In his view, the president cannot be subpoenaed to testify before a grand jury. That is in stark contrast to the ruling in 1974 that Richard Nixon had to comply with the subpoena. That he was not, by virtue of his office, above the law. That version of the Supreme Court was led by Chief Justice Warren Berger, who was appointed by Nixon in 1969, and contained four other Justices who were appointed by Republican presidents. Kavanaugh is of the opinion that Congress should “provide sitting presidents with a temporary deferral of civil suits and criminal prosecutions and investigations,” although he aggressively investigated many phases of the Whitewater probe during Bill Clinton’s presidency and even was co-author of the Starr report. He also has stated that “the president should be excused from the burdens of ordinary citizenship while serving in office.” That, my friends, is or could be a dangerous viewpoint. I would question Kavanaugh if this opinion would extend to sedition, or treason, or even murder. If not, then all of the laws should extend even into the White House. The nominee’s statements on this point alone should exclude him from becoming a Justice.