Readers React: Stop saying this is merely a ‘job interview’ for Kavanaugh. Job interviews aren’t suppose to ruin lives

Senators Review FBI Report Ahead Of Vote On Kavanaugh Supreme Court Nomination
Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and Senate Judiciary Committee ranking member Dianne Feinstein discuss the FBI report on Brett Kavanaugh as they meet with reporters in the Capitol on Oct. 4.
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To the editor: Columnist Robin Abcarian claims that the Supreme Court confirmation hearings for Brett Kavanaugh are a job interview, not a trial. She is partially correct — this is not a trial, but neither is it a job interview.

Job interviews do not include inflicting emotional and psychological damage on the family of the person being interviewed. A job interview does not include having protesters scream insults at you. A job interview does not include facing unsubstantiated allegations from 36 years ago.

This was, and was from the outset, a political persecution designed to derail the nomination process — nothing more, nothing less. Kavanaugh just happened to be the guy hauled in front of the firing squad.

For the Democrats to justify the destruction of this guy’s life as a “job interview” is shameful.


Joseph Schillmoeller, Gardena


To the editor: I agree that this is not a trial, but since when did anyone’s potential employer ask a job candidate about his or her weekend activities as a teenager in high school?

Kavanaugh deserves to be hired as a Supreme Court justice because of his character as an adult and his exemplary record on the bench.


After Kavanaugh is approved, I hope Abcarian will drop the subject for the rest of his natural life, for that’s how long he will be serving.

Connie Veldkamp, Laguna Niguel

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