Director, Commonwealth Policy Center

There were fireworks during the hearing for U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. Protestors tried to disrupt the hearings on the first day and 70 people were charged with disorderly conduct.  Within the first hour, Judiciary Committee Chairman Sen. Grassley was interrupted 44 times by his Democratic colleagues. The reason? Kavanaugh represents a dramatic conservative shift on the court. It's ironic that those aligned with Democrats subverted the democratic process by trying to disrupt the meeting and drown out the voices of other participants. Sen. Cornyn called it "mob rule."  The reason for the uncivil and obstructive conduct is because politically liberal advances have been made mostly through the courts and the left is pulling out all the stops to derail this confirmation.