As youd imagine, Carroll County Democrats and Carroll County Republicans have differing views on the swearing in of new Supreme Court Associate Justice, Brett Kavanaugh over the weekend.
James Biddle heads up the Carroll County Democrats:
The Kavanaugh confirmation shows the consequences of voter apathy in our last election. If we had a good turnout, if Hilary had been elected, we wouldnt have to be going through this right now. We have a Republican led congress that pushed this nomination through despite calls for a thorough FBI investigation. That FBI investigation wasnt thorough. In addition to that, you have Kavanaughs behavior during the testimony which to us is unbecoming of a supreme court judge. So much so that the ABA is reevaluation his qualifications as we speak. It is a sad day for the women of our country and it is an overall sad day for our democracy.
Chairman of the Carroll County Republican Party Rick Tillman:
It makes me have faith in the system again that you are innocent until proven guilty. I dont think that it was a controversial decision. And definitely I am against abuse and rape, but we had a he said, she said and no evidence. Its sad, it really saddened me that he and his family had to go through that. There was no evidence as far as witnesses over the years. The FBI investigated him six times. Then the Democrats wanted to investigate him this week, they did and still that was not enough.
The US senate approved Kavanaughs nomination by a vote of 50 to 48 on Saturday.