Coffee Shop Talk: No crystal ball for Kavanaugh

2018-10-02T12:17:06+00:00 September 28th, 2018|News, Politics|

The sexual assault accusations against Brett Kavanaugh have roiled his confirmation hearings to become a justice on the U.S. Supreme Court. 

The fate of the jurist is on the minds of patrons at The Alchemist in Aventura this week, and SFNS asked their thoughts about his situation.

Whether Kavanaugh will serve on the Supreme Court or not is still in question.

“Well, I don’t have a crystal ball,” said Dara Clarke, who served as a prosecutor in Broward County for 19 years and is running for a seat the Aventura commission.

Clarke believes that Christine Blasey Ford, the first woman to accuse Kavanaugh of sexual assault, has nothing to gain from the allegations and that they are true. She noted that Ford spoke about the assault in therapy years prior to the nomination.  

She said that Kavanaugh does not qualify to serve and is going to push an agenda that will bring the country back 50 years.

Ines Covas, a political science major at Florida International University, places the blame on President Donald Trump.

“This president isn’t qualified to appoint someone,” she said. “Ultimately, anyone this president appoints isn’t going to be good.”

Mike Sanchez, sharing a meal with Covas, said that he wonders about Trump’s motives. 

“[Kavanaugh’s] character comes into play,” he said. “Even if he qualifies, a moral blemish detracts from his overall [character].”

Although Sanchez said he does not agree with Kavanaugh’s nomination, he does not feel he will be directly affected by the decisions the judge might make.

Gregg Weinberg is the chief hydration officer for Gr8Taste, a company that provides bottle-free drinking water. He was even more aloof.  

“Religion, money and politics are sore subjects,” said Weinberg. “Whoever is in the White House ain’t going to change my daily life.”

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