Tim Kaine got caught distorting one of Judge Gorsuch’s judicial opinions. Instead of backing off, he tried to justify himself–by distorting Gorsuch’s record some more. I write about the sordid details at Bloomberg View today.
Senator Kaine, seeking to justify a filibuster against Gorsuch, tweeted that the judge “has cavalierly referred to contraceptive use — a constitutionally protected right for 50+ yrs – as ‘the wrongdoing of others.’” But Gorsuch did not call contraceptive use “wrongdoing” at all, let alone do so “cavalierly.”
Several media outlets, including the Richmond Times-Dispatch, pointed out Kaine’s distortion. So he has produced 1,300 words of misdirection and bluster to make it sound as if his characterization is a thoughtful conclusion rather than political hackwork.
It worked on the Washington Post’s fact-checker Michelle Ye Hee Lee. . . .