U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh refused to comment on President Donald Trump’s frequent criticisms of the federal judiciary, insisting that he would not get “within three ZIP codes” from any political controversy during the third day of his confirmation hearing.

Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Connecticut, pressed Kavanaugh repeatedly to react to Trump’s statement in 2016 that Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg “embarrassed us all,” for having criticized Trump, and the 41 tweets in which he has disparaged federal judges. In a series of interviews, Ginsburg had criticized then-candidate Trump as a “faker,” which she later said was ill-advised.

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