(TeaParty.org) – Surely one of the lowest points in American history was September’s hellish confirmation hearings for Brett Kavanaugh, a man who was by all accounts very unfairly accused of some awful things simply as a result of being nominated to the Supreme Court by Donald Trump.
A man who had previously been known for his fair decisions, dedication to his family, and active involvement in his community, became unanimous in the eyes of many Americans with rape, alcoholism, and scandal.
It is heart-wrenching to think of the horror his family has endured, even when he and his supporters were ultimately vindicated by a passionately supportive group of Senate Republicans (we won’t soon forget Lindsey Graham’s epic rant against conspiring Democrats).
So when a DC local posted a picture of “Coach K” helping his daughter’s team at a recent tournament, it cheered many of his supporters across the nation to see the Justice has been able to return to normalcy.
Kavanaugh jokingly gave himself the nickname “Coach K” during his remarks made after Trump announced he would be the nominee to replace retiring Justice Kennedy on the Supreme Court.
“For the past seven years, I have coached my daughters’ basketball teams,” Kavanaugh said. “The girls on the team call me Coach K,” referring to Duke basketball coaching legend Mike Krzyzewski.
Kavanaugh’s history of coaching girls’ basketball took on a far more sinister sheen in the eyes of the public as his opponents attempted to slander him by any means possible.
“I love coaching more than anything I’ve ever done in my whole life,” Kavanaugh explained to the Senate Judiciary during his testimony in response to the Christine Blasey Ford accusations.
“But thanks to what some of you on this side of the committee have unleashed,” he added, referring to Democrats, “I may never be able to coach again.”
Happily, it appears both his career and his favorite pastime have recovered the nightmare hearings, and he’s back at it:
— Bremante Bryant (@Bremante) November 26, 2018
“Kavanaugh has quietly returned to some rhythms of the life he led before his confirmation when he was a judge on the federal appeals court in Washington. He has resumed serving meals to the homeless at Catholic Charities and is also back on the basketball sidelines,” the Washington Post recently reported.
“Joe Sego, who organized the Turkey Shootout tournament in Hyattsville, Md., last weekend, said he never doubted Kavanaugh’s reemergence on the basketball court, even with heightened concerns about the justice’s schedule and security — and the possibility of public protests,” WaPo explained.
“I was very concerned when the confirmation hearings were going on that we could run into some issues,” Sego says. “But I figured since a little bit of time had gone on and things had kind of settled down, that it would be okay — and it was. There was no issue whatsoever.”
It’s great to see that the Kavanaugh family have been able to pick up the pieces and continue on resiliently with their old life after such an awful experience.
“I love helping the girls grow into confident players,” Kavanaugh explained to the Committee, before the accusations, as the girls sat behind him.
“I know that confidence on the basketball court translates into confidence in other aspects of life.”