By: Cliff Kincaid
Judge Douglas H. Ginsburg withdrew his nomination to the Supreme Court in 1987 after admitting that he had smoked marijuana several times. President Reagan, who nominated him, was embarrassed by the disclosures. But today’s conservatives, led by the Never-Trumpers, want President Trump to sink or swim with a proud beer-drinking “conservative” nominee that the Washington insiders in the conservative legal establishment foisted on him without adequate vetting.
In an amazing development, high-profile Never-Trump Senator Lindsey Graham has come to the rescue of Judge Brett Kavanaugh. Graham has rallied conservatives to Kavanaugh’s side. Until now, Graham was mostly despised by conservatives because he was the late Senator John McCain’s best buddy and together they fought Trump at almost every turn. Does Graham secretly suspect the Kavanaugh nomination will backfire on Trump and his backers?