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Bernie Sanders – Bernie Sanders' claim that Brett Kavanaugh defies Supreme Court precedent a stretch

The Truth-o-Meter says: Mostly False | Bernie Sanders’ claim that Brett Kavanaugh defies Supreme Court precedent a stretch

After President Donald Trump nominated Brett Kavanaugh for the U.S. Supreme Court, Democrats highlighted bits of his paper trail on the D.C. Court of Appeals to galvanize opposition. Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., called out Kavanaugh’s generous interpretation of the powers granted to the president by the Constitution. "Brett Kavanaugh, contrary to 200 years of Supreme Court precedent, believes a president ‘may decline to enforce a statute … when the president deems the statute unconstitutional,’ " Sanders wrote in a Facebook post. Sanders has a point about what Kavanaugh thinks about the president’s enforcement of statutes, but he’s very wrong …

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