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 β€œcalculated and orchestrated political hit, fueled with apparent pent-up anger about President Trump and the 2016 election,” claiming that β€œrevenge 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.

β€œI 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.