"Perhaps we didn't do too good a job teaching the importance of preserving democracy by an enlightened civic discourse," Kennedy said during an appearance at a high school in his hometown of Sacramento, California. "In the first part of this century we're seeing the death and decline of democracy."
Kennedy's appearance were a part of a Constitution Day celebration, as Kennedy went to teach students about the document, according to a report by the Associated Press.
Kennedy did not directly comment on Brett Kavanaugh or the confirmation hearing by the Senate Judiciary Committee. He also declined to take questions from the audience. He urged the students to follow the Constitution and participate in civil discourse.