By Tim Kowols
He has not officially given his full support of President Donald Trump’s second Supreme Court pick, but Senator Ron Johnson is complimentary of Judge Brett Kavanaugh. Members of the Senate have been meeting with Kavanaugh ahead of his confirmation hearings that are likely to take place this fall. Similar to Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch, Senator Johnson says even if he does not like every decision Kavanaugh makes, it is because he is applying and not altering the law from the bench.
Senator Johnson does not draw any comparisons to the timing of Kavanaugh’s confirmation process to that of former Obama Supreme Court pick Judge Merrick Garland. He points to precedents set by Senator Harry Reid and the confirmation hearings for Judge Robert Bork and Justice Clarence Thomas to the partisanship that has developed around the selections.