NYC Councilman Arrested at Trump Tower During Protest of Kavanaugh Nomination
Tammy Bruce debated a New York City councilman who was arrested outside Trump Tower after he was protesting the president's nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court.
The Daily News reported Jumaane Williams (D-Canarsie) was cuffed for blocking traffic outside the Fifth Avenue tower, and several others who included a staffer for Al Sharpton's activist group also were detained.
Williams was seen chanting "if we don't get it, shut it down."
Bruce asked Williams why he apparently thought Kavanaugh was not "a smart man, fair jurist and nice guy."
Williams said that his personality traits were undercut by his association with the "predominant ideology that's coming to the Supreme Court."
He said that Kavanaugh's candidacy endangers the status of the court as a place where "people can go and feel they're having their grievances heard."
Bruce asked whether it would similarly be considered a "stacked" political "deck" if a 'President Hillary Clinton' nominated President Obama or former Attorney General Eric Holder to the Supreme Court.
Williams reiterated that people must hear what Kavanaugh has said in the past, suggesting that he would overturn the Roe v. Wade abortion case.
Bruce said Williams reaction may speak more to his "distrust of President Trump" than the jurisprudence of Kavanaugh.
"I will pray to be wrong," Williams said.