Chief Justice John Roberts administers the Constitutional Oath to Judge Brett Kavanaugh in the Justices’ Conference Room of the Supreme Court Building. Mrs. Ashley Kavanaugh holds the Bible. Supreme Court photo

California politicians reacted angrily to the confirmation Saturday of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, calling it a “tragedy” and “threat.”

“This controversial and partisan choice further deepens the divisions in America and profoundly undermines democratic governance. A real tragedy,” said Gov. Jerry Brown.

Sen. Kamala Harris, a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, called Kavanaugh a “fundamental threat to that promise inscribed above the Supreme Court, ‘Equal Justice Under Law.’”

She said the Republican Party used “raw power to rush an unfit nominee onto the Supreme Court” when more time was needed for questioning and consideration.

“The Judge Kavanaugh the American people saw before the Judiciary Committee does not have the character, the temperament, or the judgment to sit on the highest court in our land,” she said.

Kavanaugh was confirmed by a vote of 50-48 and later sworn in by Chief Justice John Roberts and retired Associate Justice Anthony Kennedy.

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Chris Jennewein

Chris Jennewein is Editor & Publisher of Times of San Diego.