Democratic Sens. Mazie Hirono and Ed Markey canceled meetings this week with prospective Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh. Markey said the nominee was “illegitimate” because the president was “all but named as a co-conspirator.”

This is among the stupidest arguments I’ve heard, even if no less than Lawrence Tribe debases himself by making it, too.

(I’ve long thought Tribe was overrated anyway.)

The eventuality of this theory is that Presidential elections will never be settled, and Presidencies will all be illegitimate, because campaign finance violations are essentially universal in major races.