Fox News correspondent Geraldo Rivera reminded Democrats that “elections have consequences” while discussing Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh on “Fox & Friends” Friday.
“It’s leading to a backlash — a backlash in which there will be a reckoning where men or other women accused of sexual misconduct — at least they’ll have some semblance of due process,” Rivera said.
“At least there’ll be some requirement that the charge be timely, that it have some corroboration, that the person accused have some opportunity to defend him or herself. I really do believe this is a hinge in history for more reasons than just the fact, this profound fact, that it will affect the court for a generation.”
Rivera said people are becoming disgusted by the tactics being used against Kavanaugh, including the harassment of senators and government officials in public places. (RELATED: Chris Christie Details how Kavanaugh ‘Bloodletting’ Is Hurting The Senate’)
“People have been absolutely repulsed by the tactics used, confronting Ted Cruz and his wife in a restaurant. Harassing the Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell as he walks through Reagan National Airport … No one has cited any decision made by Brett Kavanaugh in 12 years in the D.C. Circuit Court that was offensive or anti-constitutional. This is all about politics,” he continued.
Rivera claimed he preferred former President Barack Obama’s nominee Merrick Garland for the high court, but said Republicans won the White House and kept control of the Senate, so they have every right to confirm Kavanaugh.
“I would have preferred Merrick Garland on the high court — I’m a pro-choice person. But I believe elections have consequences. Donald Trump won the election. He gets the right to nominate the candidate for the Supreme Court,” he concluded.
“The Republicans control the majority in the United States Senate. They get to confirm the nominee if they so choose. That’s the way the Constitution works. There’s nothing in Brett Kavanaugh’s record that would disqualify him. I think that this will be a sobering moment and a pivotal moment in American history.”
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