In what may have been the key exchange in last night’s debate in the Massachusetts Senate race, Sen. Scott Brown (R) was asked to name his model Supreme Court justice.
Let me see here, that’s a great question. I think Justice Scalia is a very good judge. Justice Kennedy is obviously very good. And Justice Roberts, Justice Sotomayor, I think they are qualified people who actually do a very good job.
Moderator David Gregory wasn’t buying that and pressed Brown to pick one. But with the live audience already booing his mention of Scalia, Brown wasn’t going to be pinned down.
“Well I don’t need to pick one. We have plenty of justices up there, and I’m proud of the ones we have,” Brown demurred.
Here’s the exchange:
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