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#BrettKavanaughScandals: A Survey

In an apparent first for a nominee to the nation’s High Court, this week we saw the Left scrutinize Brett Kavanaugh’s interest in baseball and attack . . . wait for it . . . his “frat boy name.”  These absurd critiques have prompted the Twitterverse to coin a new hashtag.  To have a little fun on a Friday, I present my Top 10 #BrettKavanaughScandals from Twitter.

Carrie Severino — Carrie Severino is chief counsel and policy director to the Judicial Crisis Network.

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