The Left’s primary goal in judicial battles is to block any nonliberal nominees. The secondary goal is to ruin the life of the nominees.
Remember when Democrats vowed to go after Brett Kavanaugh even after he was confirmed to SCOTUS? They're doing it now. From
"Do that enough, and you send a message to other conservative legal scholars, attorneys, and state judges: Don’t even think of trying to get on the federal court. It’s not worth what we’re going to do to you."