California Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye, a Schwarzenegger appointee to her state’s highest court, told the news site CALmatters on Thursday that she has left the Republican Party. She says that she came to the decision after watching Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court confirmation hearing.
Kavanaugh joined the Supreme Court despite credible allegations that he sexually assaulted psychology professor Christine Blasey Ford while they were both in high school. Mr. Kavanaugh is now one of the nine most powerful judges in the country. As of last month, Dr. Ford was still receiving death threats from Kavanaugh’s supporters and has been unable to return to work in the month-and-a-half since she offered her testimony to Congress.
Kavanaugh was confirmed, moreover, despite the fact that the 50 senators who supported him represent nearly 40 million fewer people than the 48 who opposed him. He owes his job to Senate malapportionment, and to an undemocratic presidential election that allowed a man who lost the popular vote by 2,864,974 ballots to occupy the White House.
Well, that's one way to build up the Republican Party, by chasing away anybody with a conscience or ethics.
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