Former President Jimmy Carter harshly criticized newly appointed Supreme Court Justice Brett KavanaughBrett Michael KavanaughCoronavirus isn't the only reason Congress should spend less time in DC Progressives urge Democrats to hear from federal judge deeply critical of Roberts, conservatives Trump Jr. says he inherited 'Tourette's of the thumbs' from his father MORE, calling him “unfit” to serve on the court.

Speaking to a class at Emory University in Atlanta on Wednesday, Carter said that Kavanaugh’s behavior during his confirmation hearings demonstrated that his appointment was “a very serious mistake,” according to Emory’s independent, student-run newspaper, The Emory Wheel.

“Whether or not [Kavanaugh] attempted to rape [Christine Blasey Ford], I thought he was temperamentally unfit to serve on the Supreme Court because of his outburst during the hearing,” Carter said, according to video taken by a student during his remarks. “I saw him lose his cool.”

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Kavanaugh’s confirmation process was derailed after Ford, a California professor, accused him of sexually assaulting her at a high school party in the 1980s.

After testimony from both Ford and Kavanaugh, the Senate ultimately voted to confirm President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump orders US troops back to active duty for coronavirus response Trump asserts power to decide info inspector general for stimulus gives Congress Fighting a virus with the wrong tools MORE’s second Supreme Court nominee.

Carter is just one of a number of political leaders to take issue with Kavanaugh’s testimony on the allegations, which critics said was “non-judicial” and “partisan.”

During his testimony, Kavanaugh became visibly angry and called the opposition to his nomination “revenge on behalf of the Clintons.”