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National Council of Churches has called for Brett Kavanagh's withdrawal

The National Council of Churches called for the withdrawal of Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court nomination on Wednesday, citing his behavior during last week’s Senate hearing and his “political record.” “We believe he has disqualified himself from this lifetime appointment and must step aside immediately,” the Washington-based council said in a statement.

In its statement on Wednesday, the National Council of Churches also mentioned Kavanaugh’s professional history as a worry.

“Judge Kavanaugh’s extensive judicial and political record is troubling with regard to issues of voting rights, racial and gender justice, health care, the rights of people with disabilities, and environmental protections,” the council said. “This leads us to believe that he cannot be an impartial justice in cases that are sure to come before him at the [Supreme] Court.”

Kavanagh's political record is disturbing to anyone who cares about the environment, but to judge him on his performance when he was defending himself against unsubstantiated allegations of the most serious nature, takes us back to witch trials which, come to think of it, the church used to do so efficiently.