More than 650 law professors, including 13 affiliated with Yale and 21 with Harvard, have signed a letter to the Senate arguing that Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh should not be confirmed because of his "lack of judicial temperament."
The professors pointed to the appearance of Kavanaugh, a Yale Law School graduate, before the Senate Judiciary Committee last week amid allegations of sexual misconduct.
"The question at issue was of course painful for anyone. But Judge Kavanaugh exhibited a lack of commitment to judicious inquiry," reads the letter posted by The New York Times.
"Instead of being open to the necessary search for accuracy, Judge Kavanaugh was repeatedly aggressive with questioners. Even in his prepared remarks, Judge Kavanaugh described the hearing as partisan, referring to it as 'a calculated and orchestrated political hit,' rather than acknowledging the need for the Senate, faced with new information, to try to understand what had transpired."
"Instead of trying to sort out with reason and care the allegations that were raised, Judge Kavanaugh responded in an intemperate, inflammatory, and partial manner, as he interrupted and, at times, was discourteous to senators," the letter read.
Kavanaugh has rejected all allegations of sexual misconduct.
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