Hey, you know it’s OK for Republicans to oppose President Obama’s nominee to the Supreme Court.
But, when it comes to Elena Kagan, they can’t at least stick to the facts?
On ABC’s “This Week,” Senator Jeff Sessions actually accused her of breaking the law by not allowing military recruitment at Harvard Law School when she was Dean.
Now, it’s one thing for some nut like Sarah Palin or Newt Gingrich to say that. But Sessions is the ranking Republican on the Senate Judiciary Committee. Shouldn’t he know what he’s talking about before he accuses someone of acting illegally?
Again, here are the facts.
Kagan did not ban military recruiting on campus.
When she became Dean, she did continue an existing policy of the Career Services Center denying its services to any organization that practiced discrimination against anyone, for any reason. Because of its don’t ask, don’t tell policy, that included the Pentagon.
But she allowed the military to continue to recruit under the auspices of the Harvard Law Veterans Association, which they did successfully.
And in no way did she break the law.
Again, we know Republicans are desperately grasping for some reason to oppose Elena Kagan’s nomination. But could they please stick to the facts?
That’s my parting shot for today.