On Fox Business: Explaining why the judicial confirmation process has become so much more vicious

1 Oct , 2018   Video

Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh is right that Senate’s confirmation process is “a national disgrace.” The damage done to Kavanaugh’s family is horrific. Senator Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., was clear: “What you want to do is destroy this guy’s life, hold this seat open and hope you win in 2020.”

The threats and vicious messages that his family and Christine Blasey Ford have received are a national embarrassment.

Hopefully, everyone other than the most partisan Americans want to fix this and stop it from ever happening again. But the question is how? What went wrong?

Dr. John Lott explains that the same thing causing the increasing viciousness of confirmations also explains why campaign spending has increased over time: larger government. The bigger the government, the more is at stake and the more vicious the battles.



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