Kagan Says Bork Hearings Were Best Thing That Happened to Constitutional Democracy… Bork Says He Will Oppose Kagan
Elena Kagan, Barack Obama’s radical nominee to the Supreme Court, told an audience in 1997 that the she loved what happened in the Bork hearings-
“It was the best thing that happened to Constitutional Democracy.”
From her speech at Case Western Reserve, 1997: “And I, like Professor Toulouse, I loved what happened in the Bork hearings. I wrote a review of Stephen Carter’s book recently where I said, “no, he has it all wrong. The Bork hearings were great, the Bork hearings were educational. The Bork hearings were the best thing that ever happened to Constitutional Democracy.” So, I share that view with Professor Toulouse.”
In 1987, Judge Robert Bork was nominated to the Supreme Court by President Ronald Reagan, but the Senate rejected his nomination.
Today, Robert Bork announced that he would publicly oppose Kagan for the Supreme Court.
The AP reported:
Supreme Court nominee Robert Bork is joining anti-abortion activists to publicly oppose confirming Elena Kagan as a justice.
Bork plans to detail his criticisms of Kagan during a Wednesday news conference organized by Americans United for Life. The group calls itself the country’s first national pro-life organization, and brands Kagan a pro-abortion activist.
Bork was nominated in 1987 by then-President Ronald Reagan to serve on the high court, but the Senate rejected him after an intensely partisan debate.