Retired Justice Stevens: Brett Kavanaugh Not Qualified for SCOTUS

Retired U.S. Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens said Thursday that he no longer believes Brett Kavanaugh is qualified for a seat on the Supreme Court because of his performance during last week’s confirmation hearings.

During hearings over a sexual assault allegation against him, Kavanaugh lashed out at what he called a “calculated and orchestrated political hit, fueled with apparent pent-up anger about President Trump and the 2016 election,” claiming that “revenge on behalf of the Clintons” had played a role. Democrats and other critics argued that Kavanaugh’s testimony raised questions about his temperament and political bias, with some arguing it could be disqualifying.

“I think there’s merit to that criticism and I think the senators should really pay attention that,” Stevens said at an event in Boca Raton, Florida, on Thursday.