Going after SCOTUS nominee by digging for dirt on a family member.
NTK Network reported today that The New York Times and Associated Press sought emails from Ashley Kavanaugh, the wife of Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh, when she worked as “town manager of The Village of Chevy Chase Section 5.”
The publications requested these emails under the Maryland Public Information Act (PIA).
The left and media have Kavanaugh Derangement Syndrome since Trump made his announcement:
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- Yale Law students and Alums: “People Will Die” if Kavanaugh is Confirmed
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- Democrats Don’t Know Anything About Judge Kavanaugh, They just Know They Don’t Like Him
I guess since they couldn’t find anything juicy on the judge they’ve set their eyes on his wife Ashley. From NTK Network:
The two news organizations took different approaches to obtain the e-mails. According to the documents, the AP made a sweeping request for “all emails sent or received” by Ashley Kavanaugh’s Village of Chevy Chase email address.
By contrast, The New York Times is currently requesting that The Village of Chevy Chase Section 5 hand over “any emails to or from Ms. Kavanaugh that contain any of the keywords or terms listed below.”
And what a list it is, including words like “liberal,” “abortion,” “gay,” and “federalist,” while also explicitly asking for e-mails containing the names of certain individuals.
Heavy.com listed five facts about Ashley after her husband’s nomination. It looks like her “position is a non-partisan position, appointed by the Town Council.” Section 5 is very small with only 227 houses and one restaurant.
I have no idea why they would ask for those words from a town manager for such a small place.
With Republicans controlling the Senate and the judicial filibuster dead, the Democrats’ odds of denying President Trump a second Supreme Court appointment are slim. Barring some unforeseen development, the president will lock in a 5-to-4 conservative majority, shifting the court solidly to the right for a generation.
This is all the more reason for Democrats and progressives to take a page from “The Godfather” and go to the mattresses on this issue. Because this battle is about more than a single seat on the nation’s highest court. With public attention focused on all that is at stake with this alignment, this is the moment for Democrats to drive home to voters the crucial role that the judiciary plays in shaping this nation, and why the courts should be a key voting concern in Every. Single. Election.
This call to arms may sound overly dramatic. It’s not….
I reached out to the reporters at The New York Times and Associated Press and asked for comment. As of now, I have not received an answer, but will update if I do.DONATE
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