Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh was grilled by Senate Democrats during the second day of his confirmation hearings on Wednesday — and he mopped the floor with them on guns.
Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) pressed Kavanaugh to clarify his views on guns and the Second Amendment. His answer likely made his supporters like him even more.
Feinstein began her questioning by claiming so-called “assault weapons” are not “widely used.” That’s when Kavanaugh educated the Democrat on firearms.
“The court in Heller itself, the Supreme Court, struck down a D.C. ban on handguns. Now, most handguns are semi-automatic. That’s something that not everyone appreciates.”
The judge explained that he concluded in one of his rulings that semi-automatic rifles and semi-automatic handguns could not be distinguished as a “matter of law.”
He added, “Semi-automatic rifles are widely possessed in the United States. There are millions, and millions, and millions of semi-automatic rifle that are possessed. So that seemed to fit common use and not being a ‘dangerous and unusual’ weapon.”
Watch the tense exchange below:
Kavanaugh said his ruling was based on case precedent from the Supreme Court.
Feinstein criticized Kavanaugh for citing the number of semi-automatic rifles owned by Americans, saying that doesn’t constitute “use.” However, it is silly to think Americans merely own the rifles and don’t use them for sport and hunting.
Kavanaugh also revealed where his loyalties lie after Democrats suggested he could be a puppet for President Donald Trump.
Just in case you weren't clear on where Judge Kavanaugh's loyalties lie… pic.twitter.com/cq5Fw3Lu2D
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“I owe my loyalty to the Constitution. That’s what I owe loyalty to,” he said.
Judge Kavanaugh will be confirmed, whether Democrats like it or not.