Judge Andrew Napolitano said Tuesday that he was surprised at the lack of civility shown by the Democratic Senate during Judge Brett Kavanaugh's Supreme Court nomination hearing.

As Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) attempted to deliver his opening statement, multiple Democratic senators interjected, including Kamala Harris (D-Calif.), Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), Cory Booker (D-N.J.), Mazie Hirono (D-Hawaii), Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.) and Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.).

Napolitano, a Fox News senior judicial analyst, added that it was obvious that Democrats lack the votes needed to block Kavanaugh's nomination.

"I was quite surprised at the acerbic tone and the lack of civility that the Democrats fomented right from the start," he said. "If you can't interfere with a nomination, let's interfere with the process."


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The Senate Democrats who interrupted Grassley objected to just receiving a batch of 42,000 documents relating to Kavanaugh's work with past administrations, and called for other withheld documents to be released.

Napolitano said that he's unsure if the pushback was right for the Democratic base, or even with Independents.

He said that the objections appeal to many on the left.

"They must have made a determination that this is what that crowd wants to hear, and this is what we're going to give them," said Napoltiano.

He also said that much of the Democrats' complaints about Kavanaugh stem from President Trump or the current Supreme Court.

"I know Judge Kavanaugh," Napoltiano said. "He is the guy next door, and once he starts chatting I think a lot of this bitterness will either go away or will seem childish by comparison."


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