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Ramesh Ponnuru

Five Reasons the Republicans Should Stick With Kavanaugh

The judge is very likely innocent. And he is being treated with vicious unfairness.

Behind the nominee.

Behind the nominee.

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Judge Brett Kavanaugh has become a political liability for Republicans, according to one line of thinking.

In polls, more people oppose than support his confirmation to the Supreme Court. If he is confirmed, his tenure on the court will be clouded by allegations of serious sexual misconduct that are believed by many millions of Americans.