The Elena Kagan confirmation hearings are like watching a slow-motion train wreck. The end result is inevitable, but you cannot look away.
There are ample reasons for rejecting Kagan’s elevation to the Supreme Court of the land, but she will be confirmed anyway. To keep abreast of the hearings, Human Events has this webpage following the hearings.
The vote that will eventually confirm Kagan could just as well been taken without the hearings. The outcome will not change despite soundbite questioning by senators on both sides of the aisle.
The only benefit of these hearings is that it slows down the government’s out-of-control spending for a couple of days. That’s small consolation for what her appointment is going to cost America over the next couple decades.
As far as believing any promises or statements made by the nominees, we need only remember that Sonya Sotomeyer testified before the Senate during her confirmation hearings that she would uphold the Second Amendment right to keep and bear firearms confirmed by the 2008 Heller decision. Sotomeyer joined with the dissenting minority in Monday’s Supreme Court ruling overturning Chicago’s gun ban.
So much for Justice Sotomeyer’s made under oath promise to America. There is no reason to believe Kagan’s sworn oath to uphold the Constitution either. She’s a politician, first and last and you can tell when a politician is lying … their lips are moving.