Former Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens on Thursday said he doesn’t believe Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh should be confirmed to the high court.
According to The Palm Beach Post, Stevens told a small crowd in Boca Raton, Fla., that he once believed Kavanaugh to be qualified, but changed his mind after the judge’s testimony in Senate Judiciary Committee hearings.
“I’ve changed my views for reasons that have no relationship to his intellectual ability,” Stevens said, the news outlet reported.
“The Senators should pay attention to this,” he added, saying criticism of Kavanaugh’s temperament for the court had “merit” following his heated remarks in the hearing on sexual misconduct allegations against him.
Stevens, a nominee of former President Gerald Ford, retired in 2010 and was replaced by President Barack Obama’s nominee Elena Kagan.
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