Senate confirmation hearings can be boring. Not the hearing for Judge Kavanaugh.
While protests where taking place at the Capitol, groups of Students for Life were holding rallies across the country.
I watched the confirmation hearing for an hour last week and witnessed the loud protests and interruptions that were taking place.
Discussion, questions and clarification of released documents took place. The Judge was questioned and he remained composed, answering questions clearly. At times his brow furrowed as he took notes. At other times he smiled and shared a light moment with a Senator.
Judge Kavanaugh had an interesting exchange with Senator Dick Durbin. Senator Durbin thanked the Judge’s wife for attending the hearing. In turn the Judge thanked Senator Durbin for a book he had given. And then the Judge commented that his daughters would return in the afternoon to see democracy in action.
And here a little back-story is enlightening. On the first day of the confirmation hearing the Judge’s wife and daughters were present. When the hearing chamber became raucous, with chants and shouts, the girls were escorted out. The girls are 13 years old and 10 years old.
Many would wonder why a parent would bring his daughters into such a contentious hearing. And the Judge was having them come back. After observing Judge Kavanaugh’s demeanor and ability to answer hostile questions, I can imagine that he will guide his daughters.
Hard things are happening in the world. As parents and grandparents we have an opportunity to teach children and teens how to handle themselves in the face of adversity. It was the one take away that I had from watching the confirmation hearing.
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I’ve watched the highlights of the confirmation hearing. I’m amazed at how composed he is in the midst of grilling and controversy. I am hopeful he will be appointed, despite the crazy crowds.
I can’t help but think of one of my fave verses Deut 6:4-9.
Yes, great instruction for living out our faith.
Observation is a powerful teacher. I’m sure his daughters have – and will continue – to learn much from watching their father. Great take-away!
What I have seen and read about this man does not fit with the anonymous accusation that is being pushed in the media. Thanks for visiting!
What a great, timely post Carol! And what a wonderful example of godly parenting. Thanks for sharing!
Tara offered verses to go along with this post–Deuteronomy 6: 4-9. Thanks for visiting!
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