“If I had a constitutional case come before me as a judge on the D.C. Circuit, or if confirmed on that court, I’ll have an open mind. I’ll listen to the arguments. … I’ll see all sides of this. I will have a completely open mind on the constitutional issue,” he said.
Kavanaugh sparred with Sen. Chris Coons, D-Del., during the second day of his confirmation hearing, during which he was questioned about his views on the now-defunct independent counsel statute and his views on investigations involving a sitting president.