Fox's Napolitano: Trump should stop calling Kavanaugh sexual assault reports a "hoax" so the court can move past appearance of partisanship

Fox's Napolitano: Trump should stop calling Kavanaugh sexual assault reports a "hoax" so the court can move past appearance of partisanship

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From the October 9 edition of Fox News' Fox & Friends:

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ANDREW NAPOLITANO (FOX NEWS SENIOR JUDICIAL ANALYST): I think the best thing that was said last night was the clip you just ran, "a team of nine." I do not think the best thing that was said was "evil" or "hoax." And I honestly wish that the president and his people would get past that. The Supreme Court does not have an army to enforce its rulings. Its rulings depend upon the intellectual legitimacy of the manner in which the rulings are given, from the people by -- from whom they are given. So, they really have some work to do to patch up the divisions that exist in the public mind. These divisions don't exist in reality in the court. Justice Kavanaugh is right. It's not conservatives on one side and liberals on another, Republicans on one side, Democrats on another. 

STEVE DOOCY (CO-HOST): Yeah, but Judge, that's how you get the job, is you go through the political process, and it was bruising. 

NAPOLITANO: Correct. I went through the political process myself, it was a much lower court. It was a state trial court of general jurisdiction. Once you put that robe on, you must be divorced from the politics that got you there and the people that got you there. Because your loyalty is to the Constitution and to the laws, not to the human beings that helped you get your job. I believe that Brett Kavanaugh -- Justice Kavanaugh -- I was also upset the president was calling him by his first name. He's Justice Kavanaugh, he's not our boy Brett anymore -- that Justice Kavanaugh fully understands that.

Previously:

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