Can you imagine being so upset over a political appointment that you quit your job?
That’s just what this guy did.
Elie Mystal of the ‘Above the Law’ blog announced this week that he is leaving his position, claiming the appointment of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh “broke” him.
He made the announcement on Twitter:
In some personal news… Tuesday was my last full time day at @atlblog.https://t.co/CmEiwH9Hfe
— Elie Mystal (@ElieNYC) January 2, 2020
From the article:
But, I will be leaving the day-to-day safety of Above the Law because, well, Brett Kavanaugh broke me. Sitting here and watching an alleged attempted rapist get installed on the Supreme Court — with the shocking support of most of the elite legal institutions, at least initially — while most of the mainstream media missed all the other ways that man is unfit to judge even the Rose Bowl parade, did something to my brain.
I was in on the sordid dishonesty of Kavanaugh from the day he was announced as Anthony Kennedy’s replacement. I understood that, like Trump, Kavanaugh is not a cause so much as he is a symptom: in this case a symptom of the Federalist Society’s wholesale reduction of judicial credentials to “Republicans win always.”
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Everybody who reads me here already understands what the Federalist Society is, and you’re either already doing what you can to stop them, or you are complicit in their takeover. I can’t tell you anything you don’t know, or anything some of you haven’t already shamefully accepted.
People reacted on Twitter:
This is absolutely delectable.
"I will be leaving the day-to-day safety of Above the Law because, well, Brett Kavanaugh broke me.” https://t.co/Hu4iaq2i05
— Josh Hammer (@josh_hammer) January 2, 2020
Wow, I thought you were paraphrasing, but that’s an actual quote. Poor fool.
— črâîg õf ¢rāigš ☧ (@CraigOfCraigs) January 2, 2020
Anyone want to bet he lands a gig on CNN or MSNBC?
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