Steve Doocy and guest lament how “anyone could oppose” SCOTUS nominee because “he is just such a nice person”

Doocy: Democrats are just pushing back on Kavanaugh because they're “still steamed Merrick Garland never got a vote”

From the August 16 edition of Fox News' Fox & Friends:

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STEVE DOOCY (CO-HOST): Judge Brett Kavanaugh on Capitol Hill yesterday meeting with senators, including Democrats Joe Donnelly and Heidi Heitkamp, the second and third Democrats to meet with him after Joe Manchin, ahead of what could be a contentious confirmation hearing, set for early October. Our next guest also met with the president's latest Supreme Court nominee, Republican Senator and Homeland Security Chairman Ron Johnson joins us right now from Capitol Hill. 


You spent a little time with the judge yesterday. Tell us a little bit about him. 

RON JOHNSON (WISCONSIN SENATOR): Just a really nice guy, just a decent person, a person of integrity, a judge. What a concept. Let's have somebody, as he has written, a judge rules to interpret the law, not make law, not make policy, and the text actually matters. That's all I'm looking for. But you have to see his eyes light up when he talks about his daughters, coaching their basketball team. I asked him about the -- his daughter's friend, she lost her father to ALS and he's basically taken that girl under his wing as well and mentored and been a surrogate father to that person as well. He's just such a nice person. I don't see how anybody could oppose his nomination. We consider his incredible judicial record. Democrats have a dozen years of experience, I don't know, are they going to be looking for his fourth grade essays? They have more than enough information to make a decision. This should be 100-to-0 in terms of the vote.

DOOCY: Yeah but you know [Senate Minority Leader] Chuck Schumer doesn't want that to happen because not only is it part of the Senate resistance program, but they don't want to give President Trump a win. 

JOHNSON: It's such a shame. And let's face it, it's Democrats that have turned these judicial nominations into the dogfight that these things have become now, starting with Neil -- with the Judge [Robert] Bork.

DOOCY: Right. 

JOHNSON: And of course, they actually created a verb, “borking,” out of that process. But again, this is Democrats who've turned this into such a poisonous atmosphere when it comes to judicial nominations. 

DOOCY: Well and I know -- but the Democrats are still steamed that [Judge] Merrick Garland never got a vote either way, was never brought out. 


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