Former Bill Clinton personal lawyer Bob Bennett on Tuesday sent a letter to the Senate Judiciary Committee highly recommending Brett Kavanaugh for confirmation to the Supreme Court.
“Judge Brett Kavanaugh would be an extraordinary Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States. I urge the Senate to confirm him with bipartisan support,” Bennett wrote in the letter to committee chairman Sen. Chuck Grassley.
While Democrats have whipped up criticism of Kavanaugh’s comportment during the independent counsel’s investigation into Clinton’s affairs in the ’90s, Bennett said Kavanaugh demonstrated “an innate sense of fairness and civility.”
“Brett’s integrity quickly won me over, and we became close friends despite our differences (and the differences between the Presidents we served). After getting to know him well over many years, I have learned that his outstanding reputation from the Starr years onwards is, if anything, understated: Brett is an all-star in both his professional and his personal life,” Bennett wrote.
“Brett is the most qualified person any Republican President could possibly have nominated,” Bennett wrote.
“Were the Senate to fail to confirm Brett, it would not only mean passing up the opportunity to confirm a great jurist, but it would also undermine civility in politics twice over: first in playing politics with such an obviously qualified nominee, and then again in losing the opportunity to put such a strong advocate for decency and civility on our Nation’s highest court,” Bennett wrote.
Kavanaugh’s confirmation hearings are set to begin next week.
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