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GOP Memories of Kavanaugh Loom Large at Top Court Pick’s Hearing

  • Republicans cite 2018 Supreme Court fight to promise ‘respect’
  • Confirmation hearing begins for Kentanji Brown Jackson
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WATCH: Republican Senator Lindsey Graham says the Jackson confirmation hearings “won’t be a circus.” Source: Bloomberg

Republican anger over the bitter confirmation fight for Justice Brett Kavanaugh apparently remains raw, spilling out on the first day of confirmation hearings on President Joe Biden’s Supreme Court nomination of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson.

Several Senate Judiciary Committee Republicans invoked the rancor of hearings for Kavanaugh and Amy Coney Barrett in the last three years, pointedly promising tough but “respectful” questioning of Jackson as they vet her for the court.