We don’t know yet who President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee will be, but we can be fairly certain that, irrespective of the evidence, Senate Democrats will denounce the nominee:
– for supposedly not having shown “a sufficient commitment to the core constitutional values at the heart of our democracy”;
– for having a record that “raise[s] troubling questions about the depth of his commitment to the role of the Supreme Court and Congress in protecting individual rights and liberties under the Constitution”;
– for having a “particularly troubling” record on civil rights and for making “reactionary arguments”;
– for not being “genuinely concerned about the rights of women”;
– for “alarming” views on Roe v. Wade; and
– for working “to turn back the clock on the historic progress of recent decades.”
These specific charges, as it happens, were all leveled by Senator Ted Kennedy against … David Souter in 1990.
Addendum: Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell has posted a sampling of the Left’s attacks on Supreme Court nominees John Paul Stevens, Anthony Kennedy, and Souter.