Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) said Sunday that Brett Kavanaugh’s testimony on Thursday that involved a partisan attack on Democrats should disqualify him from a seat on the U.S. Supreme Court.
> Nadler, the top Democrat on the House Judiciary Committee, said on ABC's "This Week" that if Kavanaugh were confirmed to the Supreme Court, the "proper thing" would be for the judge to recuse himself from cases involving congressional Democrats.
> Nadler said he was "astonished" at Kavanaugh's testimony, arguing that the judge needed to be nonpartisan, regardless of whether he felt he's been falsely accused.
> "His evident animus toward the entire Democratic party, toward people associated with it, like the Clintons, should be disqualifying," Nadler said. "He showed no judicial temperament."
During the committee hearing, Kavanaugh defended himself against the sexual assault allegation brought by Christine Blasey Ford, and in doing so suggested the accusations were part of a “political hit job” by the Democrats.
> He suggested that Democrats were out to get him because of "pent-up anger about President Trump and the 2016 election" and "revenge on behalf of the Clintons."
> Kavanaugh served as a staffer for special prosecutor Kenneth Starr in the 1990s, investigating alleged wrongdoing by then-President Clinton.