Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor is uninfluenced by partisanship when it comes to Justice Brett Kavanaugh.
She came forward and stated that Kavanaugh is already part of the “Supreme Court family,” despite the intense criticism her liberal supporters have thrown at him.
During an interview that will air Saturday night on CNN with David Axelrod, Sotomayor explained that the court adjusted very quickly to the addition of Justice Kavanaugh to their bench.
“When you’re charged with working together for most of the remainder of your life, you have to create a relationship.” She explained.
“The nine of us are now a family, and we’re a family with each of us our own burdens and our own obligations to others, but this is our work family, and it’s just as important as our personal family,” Justice Sotomayor said.
“We’ve probably spent more time with each other than most justices spend, who have spouses, with their spouses,” she added. (Article Continues Below)
Brett Kavanaugh confirmation process was the worst in history, as Democrat’s threw a long list of false sexual assault accusations at him in an effort to embarrass President Trump into pulling his nomination.
However, once the confirmation process finally ended and Kavanaugh was officially confirmed, Sotomayor said she and the other seven Supreme Court justices welcomed their newest colleague with open arms.
“It was Justice (Clarence) Thomas who tells me that when he first came to the Court, another justice approached him and said, ‘I judge you by what you do here. Welcome.’ And I repeated that story to Justice Kavanaugh when I first greeted him here,” Sotomayor said. (Article Continues Below)
Further, she noted that she also refuses to accept the claim that the court now “tilts right” because of Kavanaugh’s addition.
“Conservative, liberal, those are political terms. Do I suspect that I might be dissenting a bit more? Possibly, but I still have two relatively new colleagues, one very new colleague, Brett Kavanaugh, and Neil Gorsuch. And we’ve agreed in quite a few cases, we’ve disagreed in a bunch, But you know, let’s see.” ,” Sotomayor asserted.
She added that the court cares when people are “injured” and denounced the current political climate for forgetting about “commonalities” and focusing on “superficial differences.”
“Those differences truly are not important,” she exclaimed. “What is important is those human values we share and those human feelings that we share. But I worry that we forget about that too often.”
Justice Kavanaugh made his first major public appearance at the Federalist Society’s annual convention dinner, where he received an overwhelmingly lengthy standing ovation with cheers.
Kavanaugh has been a member of the Federalist Society since 1988, when he was a student at Yale Law School. He’s spoken at numerous events sponsored by the group, and spent two years, from 1999 to 2001, as the cochair of a school choice subcommittee of the organization’s Religious Liberties Practice Group, according to his Senate questionnaire.
Justice Brett Kavanaugh is at tonight's Federalist Society convention dinner, he just received a lengthy, enthusiastic standing ovation when he was introduced pic.twitter.com/NfsCvDt0m7
— Zoe Tillman (@ZoeTillman) November 16, 2018