Republican Congressman Trey Gowdy reprimanded Senate Democrats for their constant interruptions during Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation hearings in an interview with Martha MacCallum on Thursday night.
“I’m curious on your thoughts about what Senator Booker did today and whether or not there was any reason for the drama surrounding it?” MacCallum asked.
“Only 2020 presidential politics,” Gowdy bluntly replied. “They missed a wonderful opportunity to have a robust, interesting hearing about judicial philosophy and whether you are a strict constructionist or whether you are a minimalist. These are legitimate questions. Reasonable minds can differ.”
Reflecting on what he observed at the hearings, Gowdy added, “What I have watched over the last couple of days was a bunch of people who want to be the nominee in 2020. It is sad. I grew up watching confirmation hearings, I am a little of a nerd. I think it is incredible to watch smart people question or other smart people about important matters. You’re seeing 2020 presidential politics.”