Confirmation hearings are clown shows, nothing more.
The first Supreme Court confirmation hearing to occur was in 1916 for Louis Brandeis. It originated in the anti-Semitism of the Senators present.
Basically, the whole point was “How DARE President Wilson nominate a rich Jew for the Supreme Court?”
And basically, depending on which party was making the nomination and which group of Senators were holding the hearings, the clown show has never really changed much.
One group pitching softballs, the other group hurling spitballs.
No need for this crap. All 100 Senators knew how they were going to vote the very instant the nomination was announced, some knowing the minute Biden took the oath of office.
This ain’t about convincing Senators or influencing votes. The votes are already set. Every Senators knows already how they are voting.
This is just a forum for butt hurt losers to hurl invective, both parties taking their turns as the butt hurt losers.
Kavanaugh and KBJ both endured this needless abuse, as did many others.
If the Senate won’t stop this bull ■■■■■ then the nominees should do what Brandeis did.
He simply refused to attend the hearings. All future nominees should do so as well.
Don’t give the ■■■■■■■■ (R & D) of the Judiciary Committee the pleasure.
The ONLY purpose of a hearing is to slander the nominee, with the slanderers cowardly hiding behind their legislative immunity (whether R or D).
They are all a bunch of ■■■■■■■■ at this point.
No more Judicial nominee hearings.
And if the Senate Judiciary Committee insists on holding them, all nominees R & D, should boycott them.
The written questionnaires and written follow-ups are more than sufficient.
The hearings are a ■■■■ show and EVERYBODY knows it.
All they way back to the “How dare he nominate a rich Jew?” days.