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Eric Holder Questions Legitimacy of SCOTUS After Kavanaugh Confirmation

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By    |   Monday, 08 October 2018 11:48 AM EDT

In the aftermath of Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation as a justice, former Attorney General Eric Holder sent out a tweet saying the legitimacy of the Supreme Court can be "justifiably" questioned. 

“With the confirmation of Kavanaugh and the process which led to it, (and the treatment of Merrick Garland), the legitimacy of the Supreme Court can justifiably be questioned,” Holder wrote. “The Court must now prove - through its work - that it is worthy of the nation’s trust.”

Holder served in the Obama administration from 2009 to 2015. His reference to Garland concerned former President Barack Obama's final Supreme Court nominee in March 2016, who was blocked from even having a hearing by Republican senators, The Hill reported.

Republicans, who controlled the Senate when Obama nominated Garland, said at the time that a choice for the open slot for Supreme Court justice should wait until after the 2016 election.

Holder’s bringing up Garland was also part of his point expressed in another tweet that emphasized that the concern over the process of selecting judges in the judicial system is more long term and not merely over what happened with Kavanaugh.

"As you lament the Merrick Garland outrage never forget that McConnell and R’s did not fill lower court seats for YEARS," Holder wrote. "Those are the seats being filled now. Use the rage of today to get people out to vote and be rid of these people. Your voice matters. Your vote counts. VOTE!"

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Former Attorney General Eric Holder sent out a tweet saying the legitimacy of the Supreme Court can be "justifiably" questioned following Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation.
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