Derek Jambor ’20, Business/ Ad Manager
The past few weeks have been wild for our government . Dr. Christian Blasey Ford came forward on Sept. 17, 2018 with a past issue regarding on Kavanaugh and sexually assaulted her in 1983 when the two were in high school. This has left people questioning, why is she coming out with this news right now? Asking junior Grant Fish he said, “I personally believe her [Dr. Ford], and think she just doesn’t want him to occupy one of the highest governmental positions if he has a storied past.”
Investigations by the FBI say that Kavanaugh has had a history of making poor, immature choices resulting in people debating whether or not he is suitable for a position as high as a Supreme Court judge. Back when he attended Georgetown Prep he stated, “What happens at Georgetown Prep stays at Georgetown Prep;” the media speculated that since when people say things like that, it means they have done or said something they should not have. On Oct. 16, the Senate was called to order to determine if Kavanaugh would be able to become a Supreme Court judge.
After all votes were tallied, the vote stood at 50 yes and 48 no, allowing Kavanaugh to become a Supreme Court judge. President Trump has been following the issue ever since it came out. He has been a big supporter of Kavanaugh throughout the whole trial, and he tweeted this about the final result… “I applaud and congratulate the U.S. Senate for confirming our GREAT NOMINEE, Judge Brett Kavanaugh, to the United States Supreme Court. Later today, I will sign his Commission of Appointment, and he will be officially sworn in. Very exciting!” Not everybody is excited about this decision, though those who are not may think Kavanaugh bluffed his way through this trial because he is a wealthy, white male.
With Kavanaugh now appointed as a Supreme Court judge, this will cause many people to question our justice system, and if our Supreme Court justices can or cannot be trusted.