California’s chief justice leaves GOP; cites Kavanaugh’s confirmation for the Supreme court

California Supreme Court Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye delivers the state of the judiciary address before a joint session of the legislature at the Capitol in Sacramento, Calif. (Associated Press)

The chief justice of the California Supreme Court has announced that it will quiet the Republican party over the confirmation of justice Brett Kavanaugh left to the U.S. Supreme Court.

Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye said CALmatters on Thursday, to re that you make your decision to register as a non-party voters following Kavanaugh’s controversial hearings.

“You can draw your own conclusions,” she said.


Kavanaugh faced sexual misconduct allegations from several women, which he denied. Christine Blasey, Ford testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee, Kavanaugh assaulted her in the 1980s while in high school.

Cantil-Sakauye said she has her choice of how to leave the Republican party.


“I’ve been thinking about it, it added for some time,” she said, that you discussed it with your husband and friends. Their consensus, she said, was that “they left the party. The party of the left.”


Cantil-Sakauye was appointed as California’s chief justice in the year 2011 by the then-GOP Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and served as a Prosecutor before a judge, 28 years ago.

The 59-year-old justice has sparred with the trump administration in the past for his attacks on the judges

She joins several other Republicans, denied, or left the party in recent months, including former U.S. Rep. David Jolly and Republican strategist Steve Schmidt.

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