Disgraceful: Kamala Harris Calls Kavanaugh’s Pocket Constitution ‘That Book You Carry’
The Senate’s First Act — the Oath Act. On May 5, 1789, the Senate passed its first bill–the Oath Act. That first oath, for members and civil servants, was very simple: “I do solemnly swear that I will support the Constitution of the United States.” Note: The Senate, in 1789, did NOT refer to the Constution as that book you carry.
by Joshua Caplan:
Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) described a pocket-sized version of the U.S. Constitution belonging to Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh as “that book you carry,” on day four of the judge’s confirmation hearing.
Asking Judge Kavanaugh which unenumerated rights he would do away with, Harris said:
I’m going to ask you about unenumerated rights. You gave a speech praising former Justice Rehnquist’s dissent in Rhodes, there’s been much discussion about that, and you wrote, quote, celebrating his success, that ‘success in stemming the general tide of free-wheeling judicial creation of unenumerated rights,’ that is what you said in celebration of Justice Rehnquist. So ‘unenumerated rights.’ is a phrase that lawyers use, but I want to make clear what we’re talking about. It means rights that are protected by the Constitution even if they’re not specifically mentioned in the Constitution. They are not in that book that you carry. Read the rest at breitbart.com.