A liberal law professor who taught Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh in college received harsh backlash for writing an opinion editorial in the New York Times that defended the jurist.

Akhil Reed Amar, who teaches at Yale University in New Haven, Conn., wrote that Kavanaugh is more than qualified for the Supreme Court bench.

Amar told Brian Kilmeade on "Tucker Carlson Tonight" that he challenges anyone to find a better name on President Trump's list.


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He said that he voted for Hillary Clinton in 2016 and wanted Judge Merrick Garland to replace Justice Scalia, but that under the American two-party system, the Republicans are in power and therefore will nominate someone they like to replace Justice Kennedy.

Kilmeade said GQ Magazine crudely slammed Amar's arguments for Kavanaugh, and other left-wing publications also ripped the professor.

"Maybe [the blowback] was a little more than I expected," Amar said. "But I love the fact this country has robust uninhibited debate."

Amar said Kavanaugh has made some mistakes but that a good judge has made mistakes in his past and admits them.

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