Bethany Richter

Lately a huge topic within politics has been who would be appointed to the Supreme Court. Brett Kavanaugh was on President Donald Trump’s list of nominees, and once Trump chose him, allegations of sexual misconduct were made against Kavanaugh. This became a huge case and a long process for both parties. Kavanaugh ended up making it into the Supreme Court with a 51-49 vote.

There are plenty of reasons why Kavanaugh making it into the Supreme Court is incredible, one being from what he said in an interview, “I will work very hard to achieve that goal. I was not appointed to serve one party or one interest, but one nation.” He is here to find what is best for America, but also remember what the United States was founded on, and what Americans have always valued. He also said in a Fox News interview, “America is about fairness… in America, we have fairness… fair process means hearing from both sides at a minimum…”. That is how Kavanaugh plans to think about other issues that will be addressed in the Supreme Court.

Another reason for his confirmation being remarkable is the fact that Kavanaugh is willing to address issues such as abortion. Many people were afraid that if Kavanaugh made it onto the Supreme Court, Roe v. Wade will be overturned. It is very likely to happen, because he is willing to stand up for those children who cannot stand up for themselves. Abortion is a huge debate, considering there have been 60,824,284 abortions since the passing of Roe v. Wade in the United States alone (that is almost 61 million children who did not get a chance to become the next doctors, police officers, or politicians).  Hopefully this makes some people think twice about it.

A third reason why Kavanaugh being sworn into office is respectable, is that he said in another Fox News interview that he “has always treated women with dignity and respect, and that women will attest to this.” There were sixty-five women that signed a letter supporting Kavanaugh when the allegations were made against him. Mothers of basketball girls whom he coached said that he believed in gender equality.

Finally, we will see what Kavanaugh holds in the future now that he received a position on the Supreme Court. It will be interesting to see how he votes for particular issues, and if he exercises his position according to his beliefs. The final thing he stated in his interview with Fox News was, “I am not perfect….”. Which no one is because we are all human.

 

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References

Guttermacher. “Number of Abortions – Abortion Counters.” Number of Abortions in US &

Worldwide – Number of Abortions since 1973, http://www.numberofabortions.com/.

Livni, Ephrat. “In Fox News Interview, Kavanaugh Sets a Blueprint for Senate Hearing.” Quartz,

Quartz, 25 Sept. 2018, qz.com/1400927/in-fox-news-interview-kavanaugh-sets-a-blueprint-for-senate-hearing/.

Shaw, Adam. “Senate Votes to Advance Kavanaugh Nomination, Setting up Final Vote for

Saturday.” Fox News, FOX News Network, http://www.foxnews.com/politics/senate-votes-to-advance-kavanaugh-nomination-setting-up-final-vote-for-saturday.

Willis, Jay. “What’s at Stake with Brett Kavanaugh, Abortion Rights, and Roe v. Wade,

Explained.” GQ, GQ, 5 Sept. 2018, http://www.gq.com/story/kavanaugh-abortion-roe-v-wade-explained.

 

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