Sen. Ben Sasse said Tuesday on Special Report that Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation hearing showed that both Republicans and Democrats are doing a poor job teaching civics to American kids.

Kavanaugh's hearing quickly ran off the rails, as Democratic lawmakers demanded more time to review 42,000 documents on the nominee that the Senate Judiciary Committee received late on Monday.

Several protesters also disrupted Sen. Orrin Hatch's opening statement, shouting over the seven-term Utah senator.

Seventy people were arrested by Capitol Police in response to "numerous incidents with unawlful demonstration."


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In the days leading up to Tuesday's hearing, Democrats slammed the White House for withholding more than 100,000 pages of records related to Kavanaugh. The White House cited executive privilege for keeping some of the documents under wraps.

Sasse (R-Neb.), a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, said that Democrats are trying to ask for things they know can't be produced.

"Because it went over Kavanaugh's desk, they're saying somebody's hiding something. It's not true," he said.

Kavanaugh served for five years as an aide during George W. Bush's administration

President Trump weighed in on the hearing Tuesday, saying that it was a display of how "angry ... the other side is."

Sasse added that Tuesday's hearing shows that both Republicans and Democrats seem to view the Supreme Court as completely partisan.

"I do think that the left started this fight, but I think both of these parties are really, really, lame in teaching basic civics to our kids right now."

Watch the segment from Special Report above.


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