TEHRAN, Young Journalists Club (YJC) -More than 1000 law professors in the United States have called on the Senate to reject Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court nomination over sexual misconduct allegations.
The law professors, including some from prestigious law schools such as Columbia, Harvard and Yale signed two letters to the Senate in which they argued that President Donald Trump’s nominee disqualified himself with his angry remarks to the Senate judiciary committee during the recent hearing where he also claimed the allegation that he committed a sexual assault in school was “a calculated and orchestrated political hit” by Democrats.
Trump has continued to support Kavanaugh despite sex allegations made by now psychology professor Christine Blasey Ford and three other women.
The professors say in their letters that Kavanaugh displayed contempt towards members of Congress and showed bias towards Democrats that could call into question his future rulings and that his temperament is inappropriate to a lifetime position on the highest court.
“Judge Kavanaugh’s lack of respect for our democratic institutions and women in positions of power in particular revealed that he does not have a judicial temperament and is unable to adhere to judicial professionalism,” says the letter.
The second letter says that during the recent testimony before the US Senate Judiciary Committee Kavanaugh chose to be “intemperate, inflammatory and partial” rather than assist senators trying to assess the allegation against him.
That letter signatories say that they are now agreed that he “did not display the impartiality and judicial temperament requisite to sit on the highest court of our land.”
Kavanaugh has said the campaign launched against him was orchestrated by the US Democrats to disqualify him.
Trump and the rest of the Republican Party have also rejected all the allegations, accusing Democrats of organizing a smear campaign against Kavanaugh.
Trump on Tuesday defended Kavanaugh saying: “It's a very scary time for young men in America when you can be guilty of something that you may not be guilty of.”
“You can be somebody that was perfect your entire life, and somebody could accuse you of something,” he added.