Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) on Monday said that he was “disappointed” that Brett Kavanaugh will not be confirmed for the Supreme Court.
“If we don’t have a nominee, then I don’t think we have a functioning justice system,” Wyden said during an appearance on the ABC News Sunday show.
“We have the most liberal court in the world, we have the highest court of appeal, we’ve got to make sure that we have that kind of court that judges can reach those decisions for the American people.”
Wyden’s comments come after several senators called on Kavanaugh to step down.
In an interview with CNN’s Jake Tapper on Sunday, Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D, R.I.) said, “I think the people of the United States need to hear from Judge Kavanaugh.
We have a lot of important issues to discuss right now.”
Wurth said that the Senate should hold a vote to remove Kavanaugh, even if it means a 60-vote threshold, because he could be “more dangerous to the American system than anyone else on the court.”
Wurtzel, who is on the Judiciary Committee, was among the Democrats who called for Kavanaugh’s resignation, saying, “We need to get rid of Brett Kavanaugh now.
If we don [put] him on the Supreme Supreme Court, we’ll have a problem.”
He added, “If he’s not there, the American public will be put at risk.”
Wuroth said the Judiciary committee’s top Democrat, Sen (now-President) Mike Lee (R-Utah), should “call on [the Senate] to vote to send Judge Kavanaugh to the Supreme Judicial Court of the U.S.” and said that if the panel does so, the Senate could vote to confirm Kavanaugh himself.
“That’s a decision the Senate can take at that point,” Wurter said.
“The president’s job is to take it up when he decides whether or not to do that.”
In an op-ed for The Hill, Wurtzels’ co-author, Sen Dianne Feinstein (D), said that Kavanaugh needs to be removed from the Supreme court.
“There is no reason for a nominee who has been accused of sexual assault to be confirmed,” she wrote.
“Brett Kavanaugh’s actions as a judge and as an accused of assault have made him unfit to serve on the United State Supreme Court.”
Feinstein, who chairs the Judiciary panel, added that Kavanaugh’s behavior should disqualify him from being confirmed.
“It’s a serious accusation and it’s a real question about the integrity of the court,” Feinstein said.
Wurters’ comments came after Trump accused Democrats of trying to “suck up” to Kavanaugh and accused them of trying “to smear” him, according to Politico.
He also threatened to sue the Senate if they did not expel Kavanaugh.