“You can be pro-Kavanaugh and anti-Trump,” Kristol tweeted on Tuesday.
Some conservatives say that the latest Supreme Court nomination shows the internal divide regarding Trump. “Part of what’s happened is there’s a political tribalism. If you’re in the Never Trump camp then you never praise him, and he can’t do anything right,” said Peter Wehner, senior fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center. Himself a noted critic of the president’s, Wehner said he’s seen the same reaction from Trump supporters who refuse to criticize the president on any issue.
“I think that when it comes to the courts and the Supreme Court, he’s been terrific,” he said of Trump. “But that…doesn’t eliminate all the other damage he’s done, which is real, and considerable, and durable.”