Rick Santorum: Could We Get a Nominee Outside The Swamp?

Says a Judge like Hardiman Would Have Been His Choice

The Dom Giordano Program
July 10, 2018 - 1:05 pm

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Former Pennsylvania Senator, Rick Santorum, discussed the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court with Talk Radio 1210 WPHT’s Dom Giordano.  Santorum spoke adamantly about wanting a nominee that was outside of the DC swamp.

“Donald Trump just nominated  two guys who went to the same high school in Georgetown Prep, the elite Washington high school. Whose parents worked in government, who they worked in government. Kavanugh worked for the Bushes. Can’t we find someone out of the swamp that is equally competent, that reflects a little bit more of what the American story is and have them on the court too?

Santorum continued, “That’s my concern, we keep nominating these Washington creatures or people who are steeped in Washington experience and then we wonder why they go Washington.”

Santorum explained to Giordano that a nominee such as Judge Thomas Hardiman would have put Democratic Senators, like Pennsylvania’s Bob Casey, in a more precarious spot if they were to vote no compared to voting no on Judge Brett Kavanugh.

“ I think it would have put him in a very difficult position, no question in my mind a very difficult position. Again, the example where Kavanugh doesn’t put any Democrat who wants to vote no in a difficult position, they vote no because of substance. There is no over arching narrative to say why I would vote for him. He’s just another Yale, elitist, Washington lawyer, with a background that doesn’t really stand out as something that is compelling.”