Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh wrote an op-ed for the Wall Street Journal on Thursday apologizing for some of his behavior during his testimony last week.
The piece was titled, “I Am an Independent, Impartial Judge,” and the sub headline was “Yes, I was emotional last Thursday. I hope everyone can understand I was there as a son, husband and dad.”
Kavanaugh addressed his passionate testimony that was criticized by many on the Left.
“My hearing testimony was forceful and passionate. That is because I forcefully and passionately denied the allegation against me,” Kavanaugh wrote. “At times, my testimony—both in my opening statement and in response to questions—reflected my overwhelming frustration at being wrongly accused, without corroboration, of horrible conduct completely contrary to my record and character.”
He also discussed the effects the accusations have had on his family, including receiving death threats following the accusations. (RELATED: The Death Threats Mrs. Kavanaugh Is Getting Will Churn Your Stomach)
“My wife and daughters have faced vile and violent threats,” he continued. “I said a few things I should not have said. I hope everyone can understand that I was there as a son, husband and dad. I testified with five people foremost in my mind: my mom, my dad, my wife, and most of all my daughters.”
Kavanaugh also addressed a concern many Democrats have brought up, which is that he is too partisan.
“If confirmed by the Senate to serve on the Supreme Court, I will keep an open mind in every case and always strive to preserve the Constitution of the United States and the American rule of law,” the piece concluded.
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