The Kavanaugh hearing began and with it, utter chaos. While much of it dealt with delays Kavanaugh delivered a very good performance albeit with one exception. He did not shake the hand of a Fred Guttenberg, a father who lost his child at Parkland. It is a sad moment, and so I find it hard to discuss the loss of a child, however I do not believe Brett Kavanaugh to be in the wrong. Multiple angles show security beginning to approach him and frankly he did approach the table when he was supposed to be on break. He was tired from a hearing that many people would not have lasted five minutes in (including myself), and I think many people just want to destroy his character.
While many will disagree with his jurisprudence, including myself, that does not take away from the fact that Brett is a man of character and we should treat him as such. Would Republicans do the same thing if the situation were reversed? Potentially, but that does not make it any better. I think Brett will be confirmed, and while for many it will be a sad day, I think it is good to have a man of high honor and integrity on the court. There is no question in my mind that Merrick Garland should at least have gotten a vote, but this is the hand that has been dealt. Instead of lashing out and complaining that the other side has done worse, maybe we can compromise and learn from each other. Perhaps that is naive, but it is still my hope nevertheless.