Half a Dozen Protesters Removed from Hearing After Heckling Sen. Grassley
[ Protesters Shouting ]
GRASSLEY: “One of the Senate’s most solemn constitutional duties is to provide advice and consent to the President on the nomination of Supreme Court justices. We’re here this week to hear from Brett Kavanaugh. To hear about his exceptional qualifications, his record of dedication to the rule of law, and his demonstrated independence and his appreciation of the importance of the separation of powers. Indeed, to protect individual liberty, the Framers designed a government of three co-equal branches, strictly separating legislative, executive and judicial powers. The Framers intended for the judiciary to be immune from the political pressures the other two face. That is so that judges would decide cases according to the law and not according to — to popular opinion. Now, 230 years after ratification, our legal system is the envy of the world."