The confirmation of conservative Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh will prove to be only a “short-term” win for President Donald Trump and Republicans, Ohio GOP Gov. John Kasich predicted Sunday.
In an interview on CNN’s "State of the Union", Kasich condemned the way the confirmation process was conducted.
“The court Court could be a short-term win,” he said when asked what effect on the November elections Trump’s nomination of two Supreme Court justices would have.
“A pox on both houses for the way this was conducted,” he added. “People in this country are appalled because it's like ‘I’ve got to win and you've got to lose.’ Sometimes you can have a short-term win and in the long term, you have to wonder about the soul of our country.”
Kasich also said he was pessimistic about the outcome of the midterms for the GOP — despite the Kavanaugh confirmation.
“I think it's going to be a good year for Democrats. How good? I'm not sure,” he said. “If [the Democrats’] message is abolish ICE and things like that, they're not going to have a big wave.”
“The natural progression of things is when the president is in, two years out, the other party does well,” he added. “I don't know how big the wave is going to be.”
But he warned, America’s in a “bad place.”
“The Congress is disrespected, the Justice Department is disrespected and the Court is beginning to lose respect,” he said. “That is a bad place to be, and we have to stop it.”
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