Politics

NY Times Headline Downplays Kavanaugh’s Historic Career, Calls Him ‘Former Bush Aide’

LEFT: Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images, RIGHT: Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images

Mike Brest Reporter

A Tuesday New York Times headline inadequately describes President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh as a “former Bush aide”


The headline grossly fails to recognize many of Kavanaugh’s more impressive work titles and experiences.

Senator Susan Collins, who is expected to play a critical role in Kavanaugh’s confirmation hearings, tweeted that he has “impressive credentials and extensive experience.”

Kavanaugh graduated from Yale, and went on to work for Independent Counsel Ken Starr. Starr led the investigation that ultimately led to the impeachment of President Clinton. He also clerked under federal appellate judges, including the justice he hopes to replace in Anthony Kennedy.

Prior to being nominated by President Trump, Kavanaugh served on the Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. In that time, he wrote over 300 opinions. He was confirmed to that bench in 2006 after being nominated three years earlier.

President Trump nominated Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court on Monday night. If confirmed, he will be replacing the oft-deciding voter Justice Anthony Kennedy.(RELATED: PRESIDENT TRUMP’S SUPREME COURT PICK IS IN)