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Kavanaugh Was the Deciding Vote Against Taking Pro-Trump Election Lawsuits and the Right Is Pissed

Kavanaugh Was the Deciding Vote Against Taking Pro-Trump Election Lawsuits and the Right Is Pissed
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The confirmation process of Justice Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court was one of the most tumultuous in American history, with Kavanaugh accused by multiple women of disturbing and predatory behavior in his youth.

Kavanaugh's confirmation hearings only made the matter worse, with him berating the Senators for questioning him and displaying erratic behavior throughout the hours of questioning.

Nevertheless, Kavanaugh was confirmed to the Court by the Senate despite his unpopularity among the American people.

But though his appointment signaled a growing conservative dominance on the nation's highest court, Kavanaugh is proving to be a disappointment to the Republicans who vigorously defended him throughout his confirmation process, as well as some of his fellow conservatives on the Supreme Court.

This past week, Kavanaugh cast the deciding vote against allowing the Supreme Court to take up a handful of election lawsuits in support of former President Donald Trump in his lies about the 2020 election being "stolen" from him.

Staunch conservative Justice Clarence Thomas wrote in his dissent:

"One wonders what this Court waits for. We failed to settle this dispute before the election, and thus provide clear rules. Now we again fail to provide clear rules for future elections. The decision to leave election law hidden beneath a shroud of doubt is baffling."

In an op-ed for the right wing American Greatness site, Julie Kelly wrote:

"The Trump-appointed justices' alliance with the liberal wing of the Supreme Court is not a betrayal of Republicans or the president who appointed them. It's a betrayal of the Constitution."

They weren't the only dismayed conservatives.

But not everyone was disappointed.

While pro-Trump lawsuits have repeatedly failed, GOP state legislatures have unleashed an onslaught of attacks on the right to vote.